forming in early 2014, Defences have been travelling up and down the UK
performing their varied and experimental take on modern alternative
music to a rapidly growing fanbase.
sharing the stage with acts such as Our Last Night, Mallory Knox, The
Raven Age, Our Hollow Our Home, As Lions, Sleepwave and For the Fallen
Dreams - Defences now provide a raw and exciting act to present as a
headline show. The lyrical themes of overcoming adversity,
self-realisation and the recognition of beauty that have attracted so
many listeners remain a pulsing rhetoric that permeates the band's music
and stage show equally, and with the increasing live support received
at each show, the band will surely add to their list of prestigious acts
with whom they've shared the stage.
With the singles off 2017's "With Might and Main",
receiving a wide range of mainstream press support such as BBC Radio 1,
Alt Press, Rock Sound and Kerrang! Radio as well as having become a
widely used music source for 3rd party content creators, Defences'
audience and streaming stats have grown exponentially, with their
current monthly listener Spotify stats consistently above 35,000 and
their total streams standing at over 2,850,000 listens. Their increasing
status as a UK band has seen a dedicated fanbase already baying for
album favourites "Grow" and "Gravity" at shows which allowed them to use
their platform as a springboard to start releasing new singles with a
new sound. “Shatter”, “In Eclipse”, and now “Over”, provide a sense of
immersive development for older listeners and an exciting fresh sound
for newcomers. With no signs of burnout, Defences are a band that looks to have a very bright future indeed.
Cherry Duesbury: vocals
William Alex Young: vocals
Calum Wilmot: guitar
Ian Harrington: bass
Kyle Parke - drums
Defences are available for UK/EU tours, one off shows and festival appearances worldwide.