NEWS: Defects premier “Dream Awake” music video ahead of October shows!
Celebrating the release of their debut EP “Dream Awake” this weekend, Defects have unvieled a music video for the title track. For those not in the know, the Metal monsters who recently joined Vexed in opening for In Flames across the country are a collective of seasoned musicians with multiple years on the road in their former bands playing alongside acts such as Iron Maiden, Disturbed and Bullet For My Valentine…
“Dream awake is about that fear of being trapped in a digital reality” Explains frontman Tony Maue. “The last 2 years really showed us what that could be like for all of us with socializing being totally limited and having to stay indoors. The only choice we had was to use technology to salvage our socialization. The lyrical inspiration came directly from that. All I can say is this: go outside, see your friends. Don’t live your life behind a screen”
The accompanying video perfectly captures the essence of the song. Maue explains: “We had a concept of being trapped in a facility that experimented on people. They escape and go through all these twists and turns to get out, but really they are still doing that in the simulation. It really ties in the with lyrics, about humanity having total control over everything including the ability to manipulate decision making. We shot it at an abandoned school that we sometimes rehearse at and the long corridors really gave off that vibe that we wanted, especially for some of the later scenes. They made it feel like the place was almost a labyrinth so it tied in with the story board nicely”
Having spent the summer winning over fans with appearances at The Great Escape, 2000 Trees, Download and Bloodstock Festivals, Defects will undertake a headline tour of the UK in support of the EP in October.
“After so long of being absent from the music scene it feels great to put on our own headline shows. The set is packed with new songs and vibes that will make you want to mosh. Can’t wait to see you out there.” Maue concludes.
11/10 – Key Club, Leeds
12/10 – Asylum 2, Birmingham
13/10 – Satans Hollow, Manchester
15/10 – Exchange, Bristol
16/10 – The Black Heart, London
17/10 – Fuel, Cardiff
18/10 – Kaz Stockroom, Liverpool
19/10 – Corporation, Sheffield