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Defences Share New Single & Video For “The Almost” Ahead Of UK Tour

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Time to get hyped because Defences is here with a new single, “The Almost.” The track is a reminder to stop comparing yourself to others and start living. In this genre-defying alt-metal release, the group attacks the idea of comparison and feeling stuck.

Simple yet effective, the video sees vocalists Cherry Duesbury and William Young trading time in the hot seat as the lyrics address the viewer on screen. The band comments, “Our version of this place, ‘The Almost,’ is a sort of limbo. It serves as an allegory for these comparisons, trapping us and getting in the way of self-fulfilment and happiness. The results of this process are seen in this darker, more corrupted reflection of Cherry that has taken over in the visuals, serving as a personification of the dangers of being trapped in vicious cycles like this one.”

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As is Defences’ signature, Duesbury’s unique voice, punctuated by Young’s growls, coalesces and elevates their sound to something that feels entirely new in the alt-metal scene. Focused on being the best they can be, one could trace their success as a band to their message in “The Almost” itself. Refuse to compare yourself to others and focus on your happiness and fulfilment.

Check out “The Almost” below.

Defences will be performing new material in the UK this September. Grab your tickets here, and check out the tour dates below. 

Tour Dates:

  • Sept. 5—Birmingham, UK @ Subside* 
  • Sept. 6—Nottingham, UK @ The Old Salutation Inn*
  • Sept.7—Tunbridge Wells, UK @ Sussex Arms*
  • Sept. 8—Bridgewater, UK @ Cobblestones*
  • Dec. 7— Brighton, UK @ Hammerdown Winter Militia

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