DEFECTS: New Track “Broken Bloodlines” + Of Mice & Men tour

DEFECTS aren’t here to mess around or waste time. They’ve just dropped the epic video for brand new track, “Broken Bloodlines,” this follows the announcement that they will be playing Download 2024. And, on top of that, they will be joining U.S. metalcore titans Of Mice & Men on their European and UK tour this week.

Starting on 20 November, the tour with Of Mice & Men will call through Germany, France and The Netherlands, before hitting the UK on 30 November, rolling through, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, Stoke, Birmingham, Oxford, Colchester, Norwich, Portsmouth, Bristol and finishing in London on 14 December. Get tickets HERE.

“Our whole idea is: if we’re going to do this, then we’re going to do it properly,” says drummer Harry Jennings. “Just really go for it, leave no stone unturned, and just dive headfirst into it. We’re taking no prisoners.”  2024 they promise, is going to find them absolutely everywhere.

Broken Bloodlines,” focuses on leaving behind negative forces in your life. “It’s about when you’ve got friends or family in your life, and they’re just consistently taking the wrong path,” says singer Tony Maue. “You do everything to try to steer them back into the good side of life, but they just ignore it, and continue to drag everyone good along with them. It’s about learning to cut ties with those people before you get sucked in too deep, letting them go and cutting your losses.”

Defects harness the heaviness and aggression of Lamb Of God and Machine Head, a Linkin Park-like sense of melody, and a touch of Bring Me The Horizon’s fearlessness in bringing in electronic elements and experimentation to make a song truly explode.

Talking about joining Of Mice & Men on tour, they say, “We are hugely thankful to the guys in Of Mice & Men for the continued support and the amazing opportunity to follow them around Europe for the first time and in the UK. Growing up listening to this band and now sharing a stage with them is truly an honour, and we can’t wait to show everyone what we can do.”

Tony Maue [Vocals], Luke Genders [Guitar], James Threadwell [Guitar], Harry Jennings [Drums] and David Silver [Bass] burst out of the gates last year when they supported Swedish metallers In Flames. They have gone on to support Bullet for My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend and steamrolled through the 2022 festival circuit and dropping their debut EP ‘Dream Awake.’ They recently announced they have signed deals with Mascot Records, United Talent Agency, Raw Power Management and have been working on their debut album.

Broken Bloodlines is Defects bulldozing down the door to enter 2024, kicking and screaming.

Tour Dates

20 Nov – Backstage Hall, Munich – GERMANY w/Of Mice & Men
21 Nov – Das Bett, Frankfurt – GERMANY w/Of Mice & Men
23 Nov – Cabaret Sauvage, Paris – FRANCE w/Of Mice & Men
26 Nov – Melkweg, Amsterdam – NETHERLANDS w/Of Mice & Men
27 Nov – Knust, Hamburg – GERMANY w/Of Mice & Men
28 Nov – Luxor, Koln – GERMANY w/Of Mice & Men
30 Nov – Academy 3, Manchester – UK w/Of Mice & Men
01 Dec – Slay, Glasgow – UK w/Of Mice & Men
02 Dec – Stylus, Leeds – UK w/Of Mice & Men
04 Dec – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – UK w/Of Mice & Men
05 Dec – Sugarmill, Stoke – UK w/Of Mice & Men
06 Dec – Institute 2, Birmingham – UK w/Of Mice & Men
08 Dec – Academy 2, Oxford – UK w/Of Mice & Men
09 Dec – Arts Centre, Colchester – UK w/Of Mice & Men
10 Dec – Waterfront, Norwich – UK w/Of Mice & Men
12 Dec – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – UK w/Of Mice & Men
13 Dec – Fleece, Bristol – UK w/Of Mice & Men
14 Dec – The Dome, London – UK w/Of Mice & Men

Photo (C) Markus Maschwitz

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