Fractures & Outlines to release debut full-length album “Defenseless” on May 17th 2019

Fractures & Outlines Defenseless cover
Fractures & Outlines, post-hardcore from Gatineau, Canada are releasing their debut full-length album, “Defenseless” this year and in anticipation have released a video for the first single “Mirrors”.

Full of heavy hooks, catchy choruses and brutal breakdowns the single shows both the bands punk and hardcore influences, starting with the melodic bass work, which is followed by screams and breakdowns. “Defenseless” follows the 2017 EP “Checkmate” and will sound a bit different according to the band.

“Since the EP, we are definitely more mature than our first release. We’re used to working with each other and we’re all motivated to try new things”, comments the band.

As one of the punkier tracks on the album, the band plays with the sound while maintaining a close to heart theme, as the band explains: “It’s a punk rock/post-hardcore song with a catchy hook. It talks about self-doubt and hiding your feelings from people around you”.

Core fans of all types, especially those with an affinity for Silverstein, AlexisOnFire and Obey The Brave will relish with this single and no doubt the full album.

Watch the music video for “Mirrors” below and stream it on Spotify and iTunes.

“Defenseless” will be released on May 17th, 2019 and is available on the band’s Bandcamp along with single “Mirrors”.

1. End of the World (3:03)
2. Echoes (2:39)
3. Defenseless (3:29)
4. Mirrors (3:32)
5. Ouragan (3:43)
6. Over My Head (3:21)
7. The Oppressor (4:47)
8. Spades (4:37)
9. Swallowing Teeth (4:13)
10. Defenseless (Acoustic version) (3:37)

Live Dates 2019:
May 24 – Bar Sportif La Zone – Gatineau, QC
May 25 – Breakdown Fest 2019 – Le National – Montreal, QC
June 7 – Vankleek Hill FarmFest 2019 – Vankleek Hill, ON

Ripping out of Gatineau, Canada, Fractures & Outlines are a post-hardcore band with influences ranging from Silverstein, No Use For A Name and Killswitch Engage.

The band came together in 2014 and work tirelessly planting their feet in the local underground music scene. Today the lineup consists of Nicholas Boudreault (vocals), Mathieu Frechette (drums/vocals), Eric Desormeaux (guitar/vocals), Maxime Rondeau (guitar), and Maurice Emond Jr. (bass). Intrepidly, they created their first EP “Checkmate” in 2017, which was met with solid acclaim from various publications.

Since first taking the stage in 2014, Fractures & Outlines have played a whirlwind of local shows and festival including Rock Revolt 2017, Floodfest 2017, and Hullfest 2018. They have shared the stage with bands such as Sworn Enemy, Obey The Brave and Mass Hysteria.

As a team, the band works on each song together crafting heavy hooks, catchy choruses and brutal breakdowns with lyrical themes about internal struggle and having to fight your own demons. Each member brings a different set of musical influences to the table, making Fractures & Outlines stand out in the genre.

Working to further develop a sound that is their own, they hit the studio in 2018 to start work on their 10 track full length “Defenseless”, which will be revealed on May 17, 2019.