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Rise Defy – ‘DCxPC Live Vol. 14 Presents Rise Defy Live at the Pie Shop DC’

Hailing from Washington, DC, Rise Defy has released the must-hear, ‘DCxPC Live Vol. 14 Presents Rise Defy Live at the Pie Shop DC’. It is an excellent release that you need to know about this January.

‘ShellShocked’ is a punchy and hard-hitting song that instantly draws the listener in. We adore the driving instrumentation, passionate performances and intriguing lyrics.

In addition, the vocals are charismatic and add extra texture to the piece. The distorted guitars and stoic rhythm section also add vivid colour to the sonic spectrum. We adore the intelligent chordal progressions that evolve before the listener and the memorable melodies too.

Moreover, ‘Long Road Home’ is a big and enticing track from the get-go. As the groove kicks in, the audience finds themselves thoroughly hooked. The track has an infectious energy, and the excellent musicianship shines through.

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The band say about their music, “Rise Defy are veterans of the DC hardcore punk scene, with former and current members of Scream, HR Band, Police & Thieves, and many more.” They continue, “The band formed as a reaction to swelling neo-fascism that accompanied the rise of Trumpism in late 2016, with the goal of rehumanizing experience with hook-laden yet boundary-blurring sounds.”


Rise Defy cites their influences as coming from artists such as The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers, and Generation X, and fusing those influences with soul and R&B. We can hear these muses coming through on ‘DCxPC Live Vol. 14 Presents Rise Defy Live at the Pie Shop DC’ but make no mistake, the band are making music all of their own.


We are thrilled to have heard ‘DCxPC Live Vol. 14 Presents Rise Defy Live at the Pie Shop DC’. Rise Defy is a band who are pushing the punk-rock genre forward into 2023, and we can not wait to hear what they will do next.

So add Rise Defy to your new music playlist this week; you will not be disappointed!

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