Sleeping With Sirens performing their Madness tour at Rock City Nottingham on Tuesday 1st March 2016

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

When Sleeping With Sirens took to the stage at Rock City last night, the audience of mainly screaming teenage girls went absolutely wild.

Hailing from Orlando, this band have been around for a few years and it showed with an impressive light show and slick performance as front man Kellin Quinn ran onto the stage and launched into opener, Don’t Say Anything.

Managing to be heard against the squeals and screams, Quinn showcased new songs, Kick Me, Go Go Go and the aptly named We Like It Loud, from their latest album Madness. His impressive vocal range, which when put to good use, allows the band to delve into different ranges of music, as they managed to last night.

Old fans favourites, Better Off Dead, Congratulations and Left Alone were given an outing, showing that Sleeping With Sirens are more than just Quinn, as the band came into its own proving that they are all really good musicians. They know their way around a hook and their songs sound massive.

This audience hung onto every word that Quinn said as his between song banter gave a little resume of each of the songs. Slowing things down a little with acoustic versions of Who Are You Now? and new tracks Gold and The Strays. It allowed Quinn’s trademark high pitched vocal to soar above the squeals, before the crowd exploded at the first bars of If I’m James Dean You’re Audrey Hepburn.

With an encore of Do It Now Remember It Later and the rousing If You Can’t Hang, the set finished in a little under an hour. Was it value for money? Well the crowd left Rock City with a smile on their faces and let’s face it, always leave them wanting more.