Auto Def. live at The Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, January, 2013. On Tour supporting their debut album,
"Running on the Edge".
The melodic rock outfit Auto Defiance cut its teeth in Nashville; infiltrating the country music epicenter with a seductive mix of alternative rock, and post punk. The five-piece band is headed by singer, tunesmith Bradley Boyer, who after a stint jumping from high-flying aircraft in the 101st Airborne, decided to morph his musical prowess into one of Nashville’s most beloved rock acts.
Auto Defiance first broke ground in summer ’08, and quickly developed a knack for passionate songwriting with big, atmospheric guitars, sweeping choruses, and evocative lyrics. The band’s influences are apparent, but not overt, with hints of The Cure and early U2. In 2012, the band played over 80 shows, touring 18 major cities, including five dates during SXSW festival in Austin Texas.
After the band’s early single “The Ghost Inside Your House” picked up the 2009 Billboard World Songwriter Award, Auto Defiance continued its success with prestigious gigs across the US, including art shows, movie theaters, and a number of Nashville’s famed festivals, and pubs.
Critics have described Auto Defiance unique sound as, “Sonic gold—a mix between tributes to the 90’s and the neo-Velvet Underground sub-culture present in today’s indie rock music” (Indaba); “Alternative music that will blow you away” (Music Xray); and a “Tight alternative band with great lyrics and a lush, ethereal rock sound” (Music City Circus).
Jan. 2013, the band independently released their debut album, full of dreamy ballads to high-energy rock anthems, and a New Order cover song which nods to their new wave influences. Look for Auto Defiance in your home town, they're always out to explore new frontiers in indie music.
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