Paul Laine reveals The Defiants to release third studio album in 2022
The Defiants and former Danger Danger lead vocalist Paul Laine was recently interviewed by Yiannis Dolas for Greece’s Rock Pages. The Defiants‘ first two studio albums have been well received by Sleaze Roxx readers since their debut self-titled album landed at #2 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2016 while their sophomore effort Zokusho ended up at #6 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2019.
With respect to the upcoming new album from The Defiants, Laine indicated: “It’s gonna be out in 2022! We are currently hard at work on it as we speak… Every Defiants record we make, we really try to top the last one. Hopefully we can get close to the mark with Defiants 3!”
In terms of how he ended up landing the Danger Danger gig back in the ’90s, Laine indicated (with slight edits): “Not a lot to say really…They were going through some irreconcilable differences with Ted [Poley], and I got a phone call. The Danger Danger / Paul Laine story goes back to my first album. Danger Danger loved the sound of Stick It In Your Ear, and wanted the same production values for their upcoming “Screw It “album . After Bruce Fairbairn turned it down, the engineer who made my record (Erwin Musper) said he could get them that sound. That’s how I ended up being in communication with Steve [West] and Bruno [Ravel] from Danger Danger. It all coincided with my leaving Elektra Records and Bruce Allen Talent, so I took the job.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Paul Laine at Rock Pages‘ website.