The Skinny: Although relatively new on the music scene, British quintet Defences are already making waves after releasing their debut EP Stitches In Sanity early last year. The release received a fantastic response and kick-started the band’s career, which lead them to having some new tracks mixed by the notorious Romesh Dodangoda, who is well known for working with bands such as Kids In Glass Houses, The Blackout, Bullet For My Valentine, and many more.

“Grow” is the first single to be taken from their forthcoming debut album and features lead singer Cherry Duesbury soaring melodic vocals, intricate guitar riffs and guttural screams that pay homage to American bands such as Pierce The Veil and Sleeping with Sirens.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.