Defences return with the first reveal of new music since the release of their last EP “Thoughts That Keep You Awake” with the irresistibly anthemic new single “Something More”.
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Daniel Kerr (Our Hollow, Our Home/Shields/ Create To Inspire) at Avenue Studios, “Something More” is a powerful, self-reflective song about the internal anger and breaking through the fears of seeking help.
“Something More was written about the realisation that life changes you, sometimes without even realising it, and sometimes not for the better, but that’s okay. It’s about that realisation and acknowledgement, deciding to do something about it and starting to look at yourself” (Cherry Duesbury)
“Something More tackles the difficult subject of dealing with our own inhibitions in a constructive way. It’s all too easy to succumb to our own fears and anger but if we dig deeper and are honest with ourselves, we can often find the source of these feelings. Whether internally or reaching out to others for help, we can find new ways to deal with these struggles and this song highlights the need to do so” (William Young)
2020 started strong for Defences. They were preparing to release their latest EP “Thoughts That Keep You Awake” followed by a UK headline tour culminating in a Takeover stage slot at the prestigious Download Festival until the Covid-19 pandemic put an end to all touring plans.
The EP was released in May 2020 and faced with the harsh reality that shows weren’t happening the band refocused continuing to write and record throughout the various lockdowns. From the ever-changing world they found themselves in “Something More” evolved.
Since their inception in 2014 Defences have travelled up and down the UK performing their varied and experimental take on Alternative Metal to a rapidly growing fanbase. In addition to three headline UK tours the band have shared the stage playing shows with and supporting acts including Our Last Night, Mallory Knox, The Raven Age, Our Hollow Our Home & For The Fallen Dreams amongst others.
To date, the band have released two EPs and a full-length album alongside multiple singles/videos. Having received mainstream support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Alt Press, Rock Sound & Kerrang! Radio they have also achieved some impressive statistics.
They’ve amassed 5 + Million streams to date on their Spotify channel and have had multiple tracks placed in editorial playlists including New Metal Tracks, New Core & New Blood. On YouTube their songs/videos have received over four million streams/views.
The band have always had a strong desire to engage with their fanbase at shows and on their socials. Their desire to be accessible to their fans and engage with them at shows and on their socials has seen their online community continue to grow. This has gained further traction with the recent evolution of their #TheHeart Facebook Fan page which the band maintain and regularly engage within. The band have also recently been confirmed for the Takeover Stage at Download Festival in 2022 and look forward to playing live shows again.
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