With a wide array of influences such as Primus, King Crimson, John Carpenter, Medeski Martin & Wood, Nine Inch Nails, and Umphreys Mcgee- the four piece experimental outfit bends genres resulting in a refreshingly unique sound.
Blending concepts of hauntology and retro-futurism, Kirkos conjures moody soundscapes with expansive terrains that reflect the decay of the modern age. From triumphant peaks to desolate valleys, each musical endeavor is an emotion-laden journey that takes listeners through the furthest reaches of the human experience.
Jacob Brooks – Keys
Jordan Allen – Bass
AJ Halcrow – Guitar
Myles Jaffe – Drums
Kirkos formed in the fall of 2021 after longtime friends and collaborators Jacob Brooks (keys) and Jordan Allen (bass) moved to St Louis to pursue a musical project with Myles Jaffe (drums) after meeting while all living in Colorado. After practicing as a trio for a short while, AJ Halcrow (guitar) came into the picture through mutual friends and shared musical interests. The first practice together really brought the vision into focus, and the music quickly followed suit- creating a raw and organic sound which continues to evolve each performance.
Since debuting in February of 2022, Kirkos has played a number of shows at historied venues such as The Nick, in Birmingham, AL; Stanley’s Pub, in Cincinnati, OH; The Empty Glass, in Charleston, WV; Astral Valley Art Park, in French Village, MO; Mulberry Mountain, in Ozark, AR; Pop’s Blue Moon and Old Rock House in St Louis, MO; sharing the stage with acts such as Cycles, Sunsquabi, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Papadosio, The String Cheese Incident, and many others along the way.
The band is currently in the studio working on their debut album, coming in the fall of 2023.