How would you explain that a completely indpendent band from Portugal - with no help from major labels, influent promoters or renown booking companies - has a résumé consisting of a Brazilian tour, an European tour, over 100 shows played in Portugal; as well as records released in Japan, Europe and USA, a video on
MTV, video reports on national TV, some highlight on punkradiocast online radio station and shows with bands like No Use For a Name, Ignite and Streetlight Manifesto?
The sum of an addictive sound with catchy choruses, melodic guitars, lyrics concerning everyday life, a live show with plenty of energy and a good work capability may be a possible answer. The rising of very well-known bands like The Offspring, Green Day or Rise Against, are the living proof that melodic punk-rock has a great potential and can actually please the taste of every single person.
The band began as Defying Control in 2005, resulting from a previous project that featured some members of this band. Nowadays, after a couple of lineup changes, DC consists of Killer on bass and vocals; Francis on
guitar and backup vocals; David on guitar; and Luis on drums. The band is currently writing their next album but intents to keep playing shows all over the world and release their new Ep.
Hence, Defying Control follows a precise path - even though bumpy sometimes - looking forward to write the next chapter of the band's story while working untiringly to make their sound reach every human being.