The Young and Defenceless

The Young and Defenceless is an EP by Welsh post-hardcore band Funeral for a Friend, released on September 6, 2010. The title of the EP is sourced from a lyric in the track "Sixteen". This is the first release by Funeral for a Friend that includes bassist Richard Boucher and is also the first release to feature former bassist Gavin Burrough on guitars. The CD is limited edition, available only to those who bought it at PledgeMusic. In several European countries (not the UK), it is available for download from 7digital.[3] On this release, the cover has been slightly changed. On October 29, 2010, the band released a music video for the song "Serpents in Solitude".[4][5]

The Young and Defenceless
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EP by
ReleasedSeptember 6, 2010
RecordedJuly–August 2010 at Monnow Valley Studios, Long Wave Recording Studio, Wales
GenrePost-hardcore, melodic hardcore
ProducerRomesh Dodangoda
Funeral for a Friend chronology
Your History Is Mine: 2002–2009
The Young and Defenceless
Welcome Home Armageddon
Professional ratings
Review scores
Sputnik Music[2]

Two songs from the EP: "Sixteen" and "Damned If You Do, Dead If You Don't" were also later featured in the band's fifth full-length studio album Welcome Home Armageddon in 2011. "Sixteen," shall be the second single for their fifth studio album.

The artwork is illustrated by Rianne Rowlands

Track listingEdit

1."Serpents in Solitude"3:23
3."Damned If You Do, Dead If You Don't"3:26
Total length:13:08
Downloadable content
1."Wrench" (Demo)2:40


  • Matthew Davies-Kreye – lead vocals
  • Kris Coombs-Roberts – guitar
  • Gavin Burrough – guitar, backing vocals
  • Richard Boucher – bass guitar
  • Ryan Richards – drums, aggressive vocals
  • Romesh Dodangoda - producer
  • Jamie Telford, Danny Bugler & Rhodri Jones - Gang vocals on "Damned If You Do, Dead If You Don't"


  1. ^ "Funeral For A Friend - The Young & Defenceless review". Punktastic. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  2. ^ Mar, Del. "Funeral For A Friend: The Young And Defenseless". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  3. ^ "The Young And Defenceless EP (2010) | Funeral For A Friend | Musikdownloads - legal, einfach & sicher - in MP3 und anderen Formaten | 7digital Deutschland". Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  4. ^ "Funeral For A Friend 'Serpents In Solitude' Video". Metal Hammer. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  5. ^ "Funeral for a Friend: "Serpents In Solitude"". Retrieved 2012-03-16.

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