Sleeping With Sirens Lights Up White Oak Music Hall
Thursday, January 23rd, Sleeping With Sirens lit up the White Oak Music Hall in Houston for a night of High-Octane Rock! The tension in the room erupted in excited screams as the house lights went down, and the band took the stage with their new hit Leave It All Behind. This is the first US headlining outing for Sleeping With Sirens since the release of 2019’s How It Feels To Be Lost, and as a result, they used most of their set to showcase new material.
This would be the first time that a lot of fans would be treated to songs like Never Enough, Another Nightmare, or even the titular How It Feels To Be Lost in the live setting. At one point they even introduced a group of new tracks, Medicine, Agree To Disagree and Break Me Down as some of the heaviest material they have ever written. What interested me most was seeing how this band handled their elevated status as headliners, and what this means for the modern heavy landscape.
Sleeping With Sirens has been an inescapable music force for the past decade and at times it feels like most of their exposure came from being linked to major festivals or supporting titans of the genre. Breaking out on their own this tour, it is a perfect snapshot to see how all of their material comes together. Masterfully they are able to go from the fist-pumping Post-Hardcore firestarters like Blood Lines, to slower more soulful moments such as Scene Five: With Ears To See and Eyes To Hear and their pitch-perfect sing-a-long cover of Goo Goo Doll’s Iris. Ultimately the band closed their set with encore performances of Kick Me and If You Can’t Hang, giving fans one last chance to mosh, sing, and lose their minds!