Oklahoma City, OK
Kirra is a rock and roll band based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with a strong emphasis on the word “Rock” meaning “Straight up and raw” as guitarist Daxton Page puts it when referring to their new upcoming debut album titled “Run Away.” Some of the bands influences range from Chevelle, Tool, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, or simply stated, “Rock Music” in general.
The band was created when guitarist Daxton Page left a rock school program and was interested in starting a band. “Through friends of friends, I met Zach. We jammed a few times but we were looking for a bassist/singer. After a few weeks of searching, Ryne answered our ad and told us he had a friend Jesse who could sing and play guitar. During our first practice we wrote "Drown" off our EP.”
The EP “Sounds from an Empty Room” which was released digitally included the song called “Downfall” that immediately grabbed the attention of internet radio and social media fans. Shortly after, the band decided to continue writing for an album as lead singer Jesse Williamson recalls. “At the beginning we were just writing machines and still are, we write as often as we can whether it's riffs, chorus ideas, breakdowns, etc. We just like to constantly be writing and we had had these songs for a while and figured we should record them.”
Having music as the band’s release, “Run Away” (available January 24, 2015) has a little of everything in it lyrically, but more specific is the statement they wanted to make musically. “We wanted to make a statement about overproduction in the rock world today” Daxton mentions. “We used 0% click-tracks, and wanted to make this as raw as we possibly could. I feel “Run Away” album is a direct reflection of where we are musically and mentally and we are excited about it.”
Kirra’s first live performance show was with Freddy Salazar and his band, and not long after they found themselves being invited to open for such acts as 3 Doors Down, Primer 55, Screaming for Silence, Saving Able, and Kill Devil Hill with new invitations on the horizon with such bands as Puddle of Mudd and venues like House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. “The people that are fans have always treated us well at shows, and even people that have never seen us before usually end up liking us. Which is great to know that there are still fans of rock music that isn't extreme/death/black metal.
“It's true no matter what Gene Simmons or anyone says. Rock is NOT dead.”