Sleeping with Sirens is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band was formed in 2009 by members of For All We Know and Paddock Park. The group is currently signed to Warner Bros. Records and have released four full-length albums and an acoustic EP. They rose to fame by their song "If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn" which is the lead single from their debut album With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear which released in 2010. The group's third album Feel debuted at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200, and a fourth album entitled Madness was released on March 17, 2015 through Epitaph Records and spawned the single "Kick Me". Their fifth studio album, Gossip, was released on September 22, 2017 on Warner Bros. Records. The group is known primarily for the versatility of vocalist Kellin Quinn's leggero tenor vocal range, along with the heavy sound used on their early work and the pop influences they used later into their career.


Formation and With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear (2009–2010)

The band's first album, With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear, was released on March 23, 2010. Debuted at number 7 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart, and at number 36 on Top Independent Albums. The album spawned three singles. One of those singles, "If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn" earned the band much recognition.

Let's Cheers to This and If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack (2011–2012)

On April 7, 2011, the band released "Do It Now Remember It Later", the first single off of the band's new album. Later in the month on April 28, the next single "Fire" was released. The band's second album Let's Cheers to This was released on May 10, 2011.[4] On June 26, 2012 the band released its first Acoustic EP, If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack On October 21, 2012, Sleeping With Sirens released a new single called "Dead Walker Texas Ranger" as a Halloween special.[5]

Feel and Departure of Jesse Lawson (2013–2014)

In January 2013, the band entered the studio to record its follow up to Let's Cheers to This with an estimated release date of mid-2013.[6][7] On April 23, 2013, the band released a new single called "Low" and revealed the new album's title as Feel and release date as June 4, 2013. In support of the new album, the band will be playing Kia main stage at the Vans Warped Tour 2013. On May 21, the band released the second single from Feel, "Alone" Featuring Machine Gun Kelly.

On August 4, the band announced that it would be headlining a tour titled the Feel This Tour in support of the album Feel. Memphis May Fire, Breathe Carolina, Issues, and Our Last Night will be supporting the tour on selected dates.[9]

On October 16, 2013, guitarist Jesse Lawson announced his departure from the band, citing his desire to spend more time with his family and start a new musical venture.[13] After Lawson's amicable departure the band tapped Nick Martin (formerly of D.R.U.G.S. and Underminded) to fill in on guitar on the band's upcoming UK/EU Feel tour.[11][12]

Madness and Gossip (2014–present)

On July 6, 2014 the band released pictures of the band members in the studio recording new music with John Feldmann.[13] On July 21, 2014 the band announced that it would be headlining a world tour alongside Pierce the Veil, with supporting acts Beartooth and This Wild Life.[14] On August 8, 2014 the band members announced that the band had parted ways with Rise Records and working on as an independent band.[15] However, on November 10, 2014 it was announced on Alternative Press that the band signed to Epitaph Records and released a new single called "Kick Me".[2] The band followed the release of "Kick Me", with its single "We Like It Loud", on New Year's Day. It was available for free download for twenty four hours through the band's website [16]

The band's next album, Gossip was released on September 22, 2017.[25][26]

Musical style

The band's music has been described as post-hardcore,[27][28][29][30][31] pop rock,[27][32] alternative rock[33] and metalcore.[27][34]

Band members



Studio albums

YearAlbumLabelChart peaks[35]Sales
US 200US IndieUS Hard RockUS HeatAUS
2010With Ears to See and Eyes to HearRise367
2011Let's Cheers to This78135
2017GossipWarner Bros.3864
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


2010"You Kill Me (In a Good Way)"With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear
"If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn"
"With Ears to See, and Eyes to Hear"
2011"Do It Now Remember It Later"Let's Cheers to This
"If You Can't Hang"
"A Trophy Father's Trophy Son"
2012"Stomach Tied In Knots"If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack
"Roger Rabbit"
"Don't You Ever Forget About Me"
"Dead Walker Texas Ranger"Non-album single
"Alone" (featuring MGK)
"Congratulations" (featuring Matty Mullins)
2014"Kick Me"Madness
2015"We Like It Loud"
"Go Go Go"
"The Strays"
"Better Off Dead"


Live albums

Box sets

  • The Rise Years (2016)[4]


  • Demo (self-released, 2009)


List of guest appearances

  • Kellin Quinn (2010) – "The Amazing Atom" (At the Skylines)
  • Kellin Quinn and Jesse Lawson (2010) – "There's a Situation @ the Shore" (Lakeland)
  • Kellin Quinn (2010) – "In the Face of Death" (The Last Word)
  • Kellin Quinn (2011) – "Airplanes Pt. 2" (We Are Defiance feat. Tom Denney formerly of A Day to Remember)
  • Kellin Quinn (2011) – "The Dying Hymn" (The Color Morale, as composer) [4]
  • Kellin Quinn (2011) – "Bring On the Empty Horses" (Call Us Forgotten)
  • Kellin Quinn (2011) – "Once Upon a Time In Mexico" (Demo Version) (Cascades)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "WeFightFail" (Aerolyn)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "Miles Away" (Memphis May Fire)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "Closer to Becoming a Killer" (She Can't Breathe)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "King for a Day" (Pierce the Veil)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "The Surface Beneath" (Avera)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "Building Coral Castle" (The Words We Use) [4]
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "Miles Away (acoustic)" (Memphis May Fire)
  • Kellin Quinn (2013) – "Swing Life Away" (Machine Gun Kelly)
  • Kellin Quinn and Jesse Lawson (2013) – "Swing Life Away (acoustic)" (Machine Gun Kelly)
  • Kellin Quinn (2015) – "Paper Planes" (One Ok Rock)
  • Kellin Quinn (2015) - "The Chase" Too Close To Touch
  • Kellin Quinn (2015) – "Into The Rest" (Avion Roe)
  • Kellin Quinn (2016) - "Keep Swingin' (Good Charlotte)


2009"If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn"Caleb Mallery
2010"With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear"Sam Link
2011"If You Can't Hang"Thunder Down Country
2012"Do It Now Remember It Later"Izzy Campos
"Roger Rabbit"Drew Russ
2013"Alone (feat. MGK)"Sitcom Soldiers
"Congratulations (feat. Matty Mullins)"Drew Russ
2014"Kick Me"Sitcom Soldiers
2015"Go Go Go"Sean Garcia
"The Strays"Sitcom Soldiers
"Better Off Dead"Sitcom Soldiers