Defects take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of Tony, Harry and Luke of Defects to tell them all about themselves!

We wanted to find out more about Defects so asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge!

A song that made you want to make music?

You Want RomanceFuneral For A Friend

Best rider you’ve had?

Anywhere in Germany.

Craziest moment you’ve had in the band?

Van blowouts, Roadside ambulances, being in circles pits whilst playing. Never a dull moment in Defects.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“When I’m gone, will it make you think?”

Easiest song you wrote?

Instrumentally, Scapegoat was done in a day.

Favourite song in your set?

Broken Bloodlines

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Matt Tuck or Charlie Simpson

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Keeping your mental health healthy

Interesting fact about one of your members?

James’s great, great, grandfather ran a circus

Jokes you have in the band?

James our guitarist is a vampire

Key to writing a song?

Big chorus, Big riffs, Energy and Emotion.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

To date with Defects, Germany.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Seeing any band of our childhoods reach great heights is always inspiring. Bring Me The Horizon headlining festivals And the rise of bands like Orbit Culture are amazing to see.

New band you’d recommend?


Opening for this band would be ideal?


Place you’d most like to tour?


Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“We all wear masks.”

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

The music covered a lot of tough topics from daily struggles, past and current events at the time of writing. lyrics and instruments helped to aid in venting personal frustrations. Modern Error always felt appropriate.

See us live at?

Orbit Culture tour 2024, Download 2024, Graspop 2024, Rocharz 2024, Rock The Lakes 2024

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Yes and No. The age of social media has definitely had a massive impact for the good and bad. But there’s still amazing music coming out and it’s exciting to see where people take it.

Unusual merchandise?

A demon doll that turns your voice into Tony’s (Singer)

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

Echo Chamber (Coming May 24) with an Orchestra

What do your fans mean to you?

Everything. There is no us, without them.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

Lower back problems. Always lower back.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

James, probably washing his hands for 659th time of the day

Zoo animal that next describes the personality of your band?

Honey badger

Elizabeth Birt

March 27, 2024

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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