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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | MAJOR

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2013
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Mar
31
kirra @ Lizards Lounge

Wichita, Kansas, United States

Wichita, Kansas, United States

Jan
02
kirra @ Route 66 Roadhouse

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Dec
19
kirra @ caesars dance hall

Coffeyville, Kansas, United States

Coffeyville, Kansas, United States

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"Kirra – Run Away"

It’s rare to hear that anyone plays straight rock ‘n’ roll anymore. There’s a ton of pop rock, indie rock, rap rock and countless others. However, pure rock ‘n’ roll seems to have become something of the past where we reminisce about the old rock bands. The reminiscing is over thanks to Kirra.

My first impression of Kirra is Nirvana. I don’t make that comparison lightly. The vocals are grungy enough (but still not a pitch error in sight) with that slight drag that Kurt Cobain made so famous. However, when you get to the shredding guitar solos and thrashing drums, you will instantly remember that this isn’t just grunge. This is instantly apparent in songs like “Drown” and “Downfall.”

The lyrics won’t leave you disappointed, either. Take a listen and it sounds like these guys have been around for longer than just a year and like they’ve had plenty of writing and performing experience to run circles around the new rock competition.

Another idea I noticed the first time I started listening to Kirra is that it reminds me of why I fell in love with those other sub-genres in the first place. Rock was a jumping off point for so many other new sounds, but now it’s time to go back to the original. Kirra is your best bet to do that. - Geneva


"Kirra - Sounds From An Empty Room"

These days, when someone asks, “what style of music does this band play”, saying “straight-forward rock n’ roll” will result in a blank stare reaction like you just asked them a calculus question. No one plays real rock n’ roll anymore, right? There’s got to be some rock sub-genre attached, like scream-o, or alternative, or nu-metal, or so on and so on…. Believe it or not, there are still bands that make a living playing radio friendly, “good-ole” rock n’ roll like, THREE DOORS DOWN, SAVING ABEL, and PUDDLE OF MUDD among others, but these good ones are few and far between. So when I tell you that KIRRA plays really good, straight-up rock n’ roll, that’s exactly what they do, as evident on their new EP, “Sounds From an Empty Room”.

Hailing from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, KIRRA is a really tight four-piece rock band that has their eye on the future by putting out solid rock music and playing live as often as they can. Consisting of Jesse Williamson (vocals), Daxton Page (guitar), Ryne McNeill (bass), and Zach Stafford (drums), KIRRA have honed their skills at a very young age and will continue to grow as musicians and get incrementally more seasoned with each passing live show they play. (Jesse is 22, Daxton is 18, Ryne is 22 and Zach is 17)

Upon first listen of their new independently released, four-song EP, “Sounds From an Empty Room”, I immediately thought of CANDLEBOX. Really smooth, catchy stuff that I kept turning up until someone yelled at me to “TURN IT DOWN”!!! Their song writing ability is strong and all four guys are really good musicians. I’ve got to tell you, I was shocked that I liked it so much on the first listen. Usually, it takes a couple of full plays before I can really get into something, but this one sunk in from the get go. KIRRA plays the kind of music that will instantly change your mood and have you sitting back listening like there is nothing else going on at that moment. If you like CANDLEBOX as much as I do, or STAIND, or Three Doors Down, you will love this record. I even heard a little bit of a NIRVANA influence in their sound that made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. It’s rare to hear such a young band sound so good on a debut release. One that comes to mind is SILVERCHAIR when they released “Frogstomp” back in 1995. That’s pretty good company. The only problem with “Sounds From an Empty Room” is that there are only four tracks and I was left wanting more. (That’s a good problem to have, right?) These four songs will have to hold you over until they get a full-length album out, so just roll your windows down, turn it up loud, and drive.

I truly believe that the music industry needs young bands like KIRRA to emerge on the scene and become the face of the future for the rock n’ roll genre. With this band being so young, it’s almost scary to think about where they could be in 5 years. But don’t wait until then; get “Sounds From an Empty Room” as soon as possible. - Jeff Legg


"rockmetal band"

http://www.rockmetalbands.com/Kirra_review.htm - markus


"Dark Compass"

http://www.darkcompass.com/2014/10/30/dc648-autumn-special/ -


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Kirra is a rock band based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Their style has been described as straight up rock and roll. Though their time as a band has been very short their progress would make it hard to believe. Kirra has opened for such acts as 3 Doors Down, Saving Abel, Icon for Hire, Primer 55, Screaming for Silence, and Kill Devil Hill and played at venues like The Chameleon Room, The Harley Davidson Show, The Dallas Music Festival, Bricktown Music Hall, The Voodoo Lounge, First Council Casino, and The World Famous Whisky A Go-Go in LA. They have recently released a 4 song Ep on iTunes (and every major digital store) entitled "Sounds from an Empty Room." They have also recorded a 4 song demo that can be viewed at Sound Cloud. The demo includes their songs “Too Far Gone”, “Lay You Down”, “Chemicals”, and “Tappy Gilmore” which was featured on Oklahoma’s 100.5 THE KATT. They are currently in the studio now to record 8 MORE tracks in writing their first LP! Members of Kirra include Jesse Williamson on vocals and rhythm guitar, Ryne McNeill on bass guitar and backing vocals, Daxton Page on lead guitar, & Zach Stafford on drums. If you want to see them live be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook for dates.

Facebook: www.facebook/KirraBand

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Kirra_Music

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/KirraMusicOKC

Demo Available At: www.soundcloud.com/kirra-okc

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