Sleeping With Sirens released their fifth studio album Gossip, late last year. Since then we have waited to have the Orlando, Florida natives return to our shore playing for us some of the new stuff and the best of the old stuff. Tonight, we wait no more as for under the Big Top in Sydney, Sleeping With Sirens kick off their Aussie headline Gossip World Tour. Joining Sleeping With Sirens on this epic tour are Lower Than Atlantis and The Faim making it a great night of international acts.
The Faim are being touted as the next big thing, I saw it in their set tonight so make sure you turn up early to catch them. Lower Than Atlantis are a band that has a sound I really like, they have great stage presence and tonight sounded fantastic, frontman Mike Deuce even indulged us in that strange Aussie custom of a shoey.
The first few acts have been sensational; the night so far is going great and it is main event time. Sleeping With Sirens hit the stage hard and are greeted in a feverishly high pitch squeal setting things off with We Like It Loud, pretty fitting show opener I think.
Front man Kellin Quinn has a great vocal range and hearing him hit those notes which sound so good at home on my speakers were even better tonight live under the Big Top, a true testament to a band’s sound is when played live if they are as great as the CD. The band themselves killed it tonight playing flawlessly, guitarist Jack Fowler really delivering the goods.
Sleeping With Sirens play like a five-man army delivering a sound that slams out of the speakers even when they take things down just a notch and hit us with some acoustic tracks in Gossip and Strays so don’t believe the lies you heard about them, these guys absolutely killed it tonight finishing of the main set as fitting as it began with Congratulations and Legends.
Saving the best three songs for last the band waste no time heading back out letting rip some great guitar work in If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn and If You Can’t Hang. It was now in these last three songs Sydney managed to really work it, singing out loud getting moving on the dance floor. Finishing off the night with Kick Me, the ending was sensational as front man Kellin hit the high notes and we sang it out with him, Kellin also reserving for the final moments those showman microphone tricks, great set from the band and what an awesome night I had.
Review – Chad
Photo Gallery – Christian Ross