Sleeping With Sirens

DIN Productions Presents

Sleeping With Sirens

Friday, December 8, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Jake's Backroom

Lubbock, TX

$21.00

This event is all ages

Sleeping With Sirens
Sleeping With Sirens
T.S. Eliot once famously claimed, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”Risk catalyzes Sleeping With Sirens on their fifth full-length and first for Warner Bros. Records, Gossip. Through takingquantum sonicleaps, the quintet—Kellin Quinn [vocals, keyboards], Jack Fowler [lead guitar], Nick Martin [rhythm guitar], Justin Hills [bass], and Gabe Barham [drums]—reach the artistic heights they began angling for nearly 10 years ago, while amplifying musical hallmarks such as soaring andsoul-striking vocals, wildly catchy riffing, and intricate beats. At its heart, the recordreflectsnot only creative progression, but personal as well...“The story of Gossipreally begins in me transitioning from a boy to a man,” admits Kellin. “I grew up basicallymy entire life playing music in this group. This record is me figuring out who I’m supposed to be as a musician, a husband, and a father. It’s a hard, scary, rewarding, and daring process thatgets chronicled in the lyrics. Musically, I feel like it’s the first Sirens record that sounds specifically like us.We took chances, experimented, andcontinued to do what we do best: create art.It’s something new. It has an authentic sound that we’ve been working towardsall this time.”When it comes to alternative music, the boys have quietly pushed the envelopesince the release of their 2010 debut, With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear. Along the way, Sleeping With Sirens’delicate one-two punch of toweringmelodies andtightmusicality galvanized a diehard fan basedubbed “Strays”as they soldastaggeringtotal of 1.5 million albums worldwide. 2013’s Feelbowed at #3 on the BillboardTop 200 and boasted a standout collaboration with MGK entitled “Alone.” Its 2015 follow-up Madnesswent Top 15 and earned unanimous acclaim with The New York Timespraising how it, “blends tender and anguished in equal measure.”Along the way,Alternative Pressnamed them 2014 “Artist of the Year”at the Alternative Press Music Awards,awarded“Kick Me” the2015“Song of the Year”,and touted them on its cover six times. They’ve graced the main stages of Warped Tour, Reading & Leeds, and more in addition to Kellin duetting with Pierce The Veil on the gold-certified “King For A Day.” After a whirlwind 2016, the guyshunkered down in January 2017 and commenced work on what would become Gossipfor the next six months.The sessions earmarked a few firsts for Sleeping WithSirens. It’s the first time that they recorded in multiple states, working everywhere from Los Angeles and Nashville to New Jersey. It’s also the first time they collaborated with producer David Bendeth [Paramore, All Time Low]. Often tackling one vocal or guitarpartfor eight hours straight, the musicians meticulously tapped into what Kellin dubs an “Electric”energy.“We finally captured the live experience with Bendeth,” says the frontman. “We have theproduction, but there’s a rawness that comes through.David is very old school. He really pushed us, and we pushed ourselves. We realized what we could do as artists, and we evolved.”That growth shines through the first single “Legends.” Piano and drums resound as Kellin empoweringly chants, “We could belegends after all.” It’sa triumphant call-to-arms bolstered by swells of hulking hooks and guitar.
“It’s about looking at your life and all of the obstacles in front of you and maintaining faith, belief, and love in yourself no matter what,” he goes on. “If you want to be somebody great, you must have that confidence. We’re in an age where everyone is surrounded by social media and constantly being judged. So strength comes from within. It’s a reminderthat the work and time will pay off in the end.”Over propulsive clapping on the title track “Gossip,” Kellin presciently croons, “I got that new sound and when I come ‘round I’ll be your nightmare, I’m coming for you don’t be scared.”It sums up the album’s mission statement, proudly addressing the evolution over snapping six-stringdistortion and the scorching falsetto that turned the conversation towards Sleeping With Sirens in the first place.“The song discusses what people say about you,” he explains. “It correlates to social media again and how humansgenerally act. Everybody always has an opinion, whether it’s good or bad. It’s such a different record for us. We took the leap. We stand behind it.”Acoustic guitar slips into an avalanche of glitchy electronics and vocal torrent on “One Man Army,” while“Trouble” hinges on a danceable groove and swaggering admission, “I’m in trouble.”“‘Trouble’ is all about being blinded by what we think is important,” continues Kellin. “We get in trouble because we lose sight of what really matters. It’s about coming to terms with what matters in life. For me, it’s the little things like the moments I get to sleep in my own bed, wake up, and see my daughter or when fans tell me I got them through hard times.”Gossipsignals the start of another chapter for the band as well. In 2017, they inked their first major label deal with Warner Bros. Records as Kellin puts it, “They operate like an indie and automatically felt like family. It was like the stars aligned.”Ultimately, the risks yield Sleeping With Sirens’ boldest, brightest, and best work to date.“No matter what anyone says, I want to encourage listeners to take risks of their own,” Kellin leaves off. “Our band took a chance. We’re going to back it. That’s all you can do as an artist. This ismy diary. It’s who I am.”
Venue Information:
Jake's Backroom
5025 50th St #A
Lubbock, TX, 79414
http://www.jakes-sportscafe.com/