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Defences are an alternative metal quintet from Herts, UK

“…these guys have nailed the music behind her with hook-laden choruses, melodic and groove-ridden guitars and awesome beats and production flourishes here there and everywhere. Go check them out now, I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
– Elliott Stubbings, TKTwords
“Into awesome new metalcore, similar to Pierce The Veil or Sleeping With Sirens? Then check this fiery quintet out immediately.”
– Kerrang!
“London up-and-comers Defences are becoming “ones to watch” and their latest single, ‘Grow’ shows just why. With soaring and impressive vocals from Cherry Duesbury and a hint of American melodic post-hardcore, ‘Grow’ gives the young band plenty of potential.”
– Already Heard

Formed in Hertfordshire in 2013, Defences draws on electronic and stadium rock influences to offer a brand of alternative metal distinct from other alternative acts. The group provides a fresh take on the female-fronted metal genre, with frontwoman Cherry Duesbury’s voice being described by Kerrang!’s Alex Baker as “deliciously androgenous”. Having evolved the ethos behind the music with their upcoming album release, they also heavily emphasise positivity, acceptance and self-improvement in their sound.Following the release of their debut EP, “Stitches in Sanity” in early 2014, they began to grow a following through playing local London venues, selling all 500 physical copies of the EP in the process. During this time, they also released their first single, “Grow”, which received extensive radio play on stations such as BBC Radio 1 and Kerrang! Radio to name a few. This initial grind and press coverage has allowed them to work up to playing more prestigious shows with acts such as Sleepwave, Our Last Night and For the Fallen Dreams among others, in iconic venues such as Camden Barfly, The Underworld and The Garage.

Having taken a step back from live shows to focus on completing their debut album, mixed by Jeff Juliano (Twenty One Pilots, PVRIS) and mastered by Tim Debney (Razorlight, Iron Maiden), Defences are now back to gigging extensively and are aiming for an early 2017 release for their first LP.

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