Track: Martial Arts – Defector

Manchester’s Martial Arts have shared their second single, ‘Defector’, which follows on from the bands debut single ‘Warsaw‘. It was produced by Seanda McPhail of the city’s renowned Airtight Studios and mixed by former Spring King leader Tarek Musa.

Singer and co-songwriter, James Marson says: 

“Defector is about the introspective struggle, helplessness and feelings of responsibility towards the disparity that our generation is faced with. Knowing that you have the potential to benefit others, but not knowing how to, and this creates frustration due to deception in the society we exist in.
“We’re trying to build ourselves a platform to be heard with an emphasis on positive change instead of self-indulgence, despite the world itself feeling selfish. This encapsulates the motive behind not only the track itself but also us as a collective.”

It’s the kind of youthful noise that blows away the cobwebs and gives a much-needed spark to dreary life. It’s exciting and engaging, with the sound of a dark stage and a packed, sweaty audience. Your future favourite band.

Check it out, here

Martial Arts UK and European live dates are as follows:
Fri 17 May – Leeds, Brudenell w/splint
Fri 24 May – Halifax, Grayston Unity w/splint
Sat 25 May – Manchester, Akoustik Anarkhy at The White Hotel w/splint
Thu 27 Jun – Paris, Supersonic w/They’re Gonna Be Big

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