SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
The White Noise, Palaye Royale, Chase Atlantic
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is all ages
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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 taking quantum sonic leaps, 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 and soul-striking vocals, wildly catchy riffing, and intricate beats.
At its heart, the record reflects not only creative progression, but personal as well…
“The story of Gossip really begins in me transitioning from a boy to a man,” admits Kellin. “I grew up basically my 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 that gets chronicled in the lyrics. Musically, I feel like it’s the first Sirens record that sounds specifically like us. We took chances, experimented, and continued to do what we do best: create art. It’s something new. It has an authentic sound that we’ve been working towards all this time.”
When it comes to alternative music, the boys have quietly pushed the envelope since 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 towering melodies and tight musicality galvanized a die-hard fan base dubbed “Strays” as they sold a staggering total of 1.5 million albums worldwide.
2013’s Feel bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and boasted a standout collaboration with MGK entitled “Alone.” Its 2015 follow-up Madness went Top 15 and earned unanimous acclaim with The New York Times praising how it, “blends tender and anguished in equal measure.” Along the way, Alternative Press named them 2014 “Artist of the Year” at the Alternative Press Music Awards, awarded “Kick Me” the 2015 “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 singing with Pierce The Veil on the gold-certified “King For A Day.” After a whirlwind 2016, the guys hunkered down in January 2017 and worked for the next six months on what would become Gossip.
The sessions earmarked a few firsts for Sleeping With Sirens. 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 guitar part for 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 the production, 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 be legends after all.” It’s a 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 reminder that 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-string distortion 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 humans generally 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.”
Gossip signals 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 is my diary. It’s who I am.”
The White Noise
The White Noise continually flip the script. The Southern California quintet -Shawn Walker [vocals], David Southern [bass, vocals], Josh "KJ" Strock [guitar], Bailey Crego [guitar], and Tommy West [drums]- infuse aggressive rock with cinematic expanse and hardcore punk urgency, striking an elusive middle ground between influences as diverse as Underoath, Brand New, and Nine Inch Nails. Since their formal emergence in 2015, The White Noise has made waves. Alternative Press hailed their Aren't You Glad? EP among "The 12 Best EPS of 2016" and claimed, "The LA group have left an undeniable mark on the scene with the first six songs of their career." Further acclaim came from New Noise Magazine and more as the band incinerated stages on tour with I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, and many others. Meanwhile, "Picture Day" has clocked over 683K Spotify streams and 512K YouTube views. On their 2017 full-length debut album AM/PM, produced by Drew Fulk (Motionless In White, We Came As Romans), the group boldly bob and weave past convention and emerge with an infectious and inimitable body of work representative of their penchant for unpredictability.
The fashion-art rock band Palaye consisting of Remington Leith, Sebastian Danzig, Emerson Barrett has been named champions of MTV's "Musical March Madness" 2014. They are the first unsigned act ever to compete in and win this fan-voted tournament. The global Samsung Galaxy Note commercial that features Palaye Royale's single "Get Higher" continues to make an impression and make history.
Songwriters, performers, rockstars, co-producers, filmmakers, champions. Years ahead of their time, frontman Remington Leith, guitarist and organist Sebastian Danzig and drummer Emerson Barrett formed Palaye Royale in late 2011 and are now champions of MTV's "Musical March Madness," now in its fifth year. The history-making band is the first unsigned act ever to be fan-voted to compete in the NCAA-style music competition, pitting 64 bands against one another that ultimately saw Palaye Royale defeating Linkin Park in the championships. Palaye Royale can now call themselves victors beating out several major acts in the process including Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Bastille, Tokio Hotel, We Are The In Crowd and finally Linkin Park.
A winning mentality has always been top-of-mind for the guys, whose last several months have been a whirlwind. Samsung Galaxy Note hand-picked Palaye Royale's "Get Higher" for a commercial that aired globally on digital billboards in London's Piccadilly Circus, Madrid, Spain and Singapore's Orchard Road in December 2013 - once again making history - as the first-ever unsigned act integrated into Samsung branding. In the illustrated and interactive ad spot, the trio's recent hit, the infectious retro "Get Higher" is the focal point with all members of Palaye Royale using Samsung products in their everyday routine - checking their Samsung watch for their tour schedule, drawing on the Note tablet, playing video and even walking down the legendary Abbey Road with devices in hand. Nearly closing in on 1 Million views on YouTube, the music video for "Get Higher" is quickly catching on with fans and brands as a favorite.
Palaye Royale kicked off their career with debut single "Morning Light" in early 2012, garnering 20 Million+ views on YouTube. The introspective, coming-of-age tune cemented the band's fan base, known as Soldiers of the Royal Council, which currently includes 75 fan groups globally, including Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, The Philippines, Brazil, UK and France. Palaye Royale's Soldiers of the Royal Council are part of a youth revolution and movement in music that is making history for the band, building via social media and powering their impressive view counts for their self-created music videos, which they call art films as well as attention around MTV's "Musical March Madness." Palaye Royale has also performed a string of successful sold-out west coast dates in California and Las Vegas.
"Palaye Royale are set apart by their artistry and integrity...'indie' in every sense of the word, completely 'hands-on' from their words and musical arrangements as well as directing and producing their own music videos to handling their own social media." -Pop Vulture
A TRIO OF TWO BROTHERS AND ONE LONGTIME FRIEND WHO PERSONALLY PRODUCE, PERFORM, AND PASSIONATELY CONJURE UP DARK ALTERNATIVE POP PUNCTUATED BY ROCK AND R&B, AUSTRALIA’S CHASE ATLANTIC BLUR THE LINES BETWEEN A NOCTURNAL AESTHETIC AND PRIMAL BLISS ON THEIR 2017 SELF-TITLED DEBUT FOR WARNER BROS. RECORDS.
THIS DELICATE BALANCE QUIETLY TRANSFORMED THE GROUP—MITCHEL CAVE, CLINTON CAVE, AND CHRISTIAN ANTHONY—INTO A VERITABLE SENSATION DOWN UNDER WHILE STILL IN THEIR TEENS. SINCE FORMING IN 2011, THE BOYS HAVE PACKED MULTIPLE HEADLINE TOURS ACROSS AUSTRALIA, AMASSED AN IMPRESSIVE DIGITAL FOOTPRINT OF FOLLOWERS, RELEASED TWO SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT EPS, DALLIANCE  AND NOSTALGIA , AND SPAWNED A VIRAL SINGLE WITH “FRIENDS,” WHICH GARNERED AN INCREDIBLY LARGE COUNT OF SPOTIFY PLAYS.
HOWEVER, THEIR SHARED AMBITION ALWAYS EXCEEDED THE CONFINES OF THE BEDROOM STUDIO WHERE THEY INITIALLY RECORDED. “WHILE ALL OF OUR FRIENDS WERE DOING GAP YEARS AND FINDING THEMSELVES, WE WERE WORKING ON GETTING THE WORLD TO NOTICE US,” ADMITS MITCHEL. “WE MADE THIS AGREEMENT WITHIN THE BAND THAT WE WEREN’T JUST GOING TO STAY IN AUSTRALIA. WE WANTED TO SIGN TO AN INTERNATIONAL LABEL, AND WE WOULDN’T STOP UNTIL THAT HAPPENED.”
“WHAT WE WERE DOING WAS DIFFERENT FOR AUSTRALIA,” ADDS CHRISTIAN. “IT FELT LIKE WE WERE THE ONLY ONES PUTTING OUT MUSIC THAT WE PRODUCED AND MADE ENTIRELY BY OURSELVES. THAT’S THE PROCESS. IT’S REAL.”
THAT SPIRIT CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF THE MADDEN BROTHERS DURING 2015. MULTIPLE MEETINGS IN AUSTRALIA FOLLOWED, AND THE THREE-PIECE SIGNED WITH THE INDUSTRY ICON’S MUSIC COMPANY, MDDN. IN 2016, CHASE ATLANTIC FLEW TO LOS ANGELES SCORING A DEAL WITH WARNER BROS. RECORDS.
“THE MADDENS LOCKED US AWAY IN A BURBANK STUDIO FOR THREE MONTHS AND THREW AWAY THE KEY. WE REALLY GOT TO PRESERVE THAT ORGANIC SOUND,” SAYS CLINTON.
WITHOUT OUTSIDE INFLUENCES, THE THREE-PIECE PRODUCED, PLAYED, AND RECORDED EVERY NOTE, INCLUDING SAXOPHONE. ALONG THE WAY, THEY HONED AND FINE-TUNED A DEFINITIVE STYLE EQUALLY REVERENT OF TAME IMPALA AND SKRILLEX AS IT IS OF THE WEEKND AND TRAVI$ SCOTT.
“TO US, PRODUCTION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING,” MITCHEL GOES ON. “IT’S THE MOST CRITICAL ELEMENT OF CREATIVITY. WE PUSH OURSELVES TO FURTHER WHAT WE CAN DO EVERY DAY, WHETHER IT’S PRODUCING OR PLAYING. WE REALLY FOUND OUR MUSICAL IDENTITY THIS PAST YEAR.”
NOW, CHASE ATLANTIC ROARS TO LIFE ON THE FIRST SINGLE “CHURCH.” GLITCHY SYNTHS BLIP IN THE BACKGROUND AS MITCHEL’S BREATHY VOICE HAUNTS AND HYPNOTIZES. BELLS RING WHILE THE HOOK—“I’M ABOUT TO TAKE YOU BACK TO CHURCH”—SIMPLY SEDUCES. “IT’S VERY FORWARD, SEXUAL, AND AGGRESSIVE,” EXPLAINS MITCHEL. “THE LYRICS ARE SEXUALIZING RELIGION IN A WAY, AND THE SONG ENDS UP BEING THE COMPLETE AND TOTAL OPPOSITE OF WHAT CHURCH REALLY MEANS TO MOST PEOPLE.”
ELSEWHERE ON THE RECORD, THE AIRY “INTO IT” TEMPERS A DOWNTEMPO GROOVE WITH AN UNSHAKABLE REFRAIN BEFORE A JAZZ-Y SAXOPHONE SOLO TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT. “IT REPRESENTS THE TRANSITION INTO A NEW, MORE INTENSE LIFESTYLE,” SAYS CHRISTIAN. “YOU’RE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THIS SOMETHING YOU’RE INTO AND CAN ROLL WITH. IT’S OUR STORY.”
MEANWHILE, “RIGHT HERE” URGES FOR A CARPE DIEM MOMENT WITHIN A RELATIONSHIP. “IT BASICALLY SAYS, ‘FUCK EVERYBODY ELSE. IT’S JUST YOU AND ME’,” MITCHEL REVEALS. “ALL THAT MATTERS IS THE TWO OF US IN THIS MOMENT.”
ULTIMATELY, CHASE ATLANTIC FORGE A LASTING CONNECTION THROUGH THAT HONESTY.
“THE ONE THING WE WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE MUSIC IS THIS ELEMENT OF REALLY FEELING THEMSELVES,” MITCHEL LEAVES OFF. “A SONG CAN MAKE YOU GO, ‘FUCK YEAH,’ AND YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT IT AND SINGING IT ALL DAY. YOU’RE NOT LEFT UNDERWHELMED. YOU’RE OVERWHELMED. WE WANT THAT.”
“AND WORLD DOMINATION,” AGREES CLINTON.
With every online ticket purchased for Sleeping With Siren’s fall tour, you’ll receive a choice of either a standard physical or standard digital copy of their upcoming album, 'Gossip', which will be released on September 22nd, 2017. You will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album shortly after ticket purchase. NOTE: Patrons under 21 years of age pay $3 surcharge at the door