Alternative Press - "[W]hen the band runs through 'The Strays,' an empowerment anthem that's bolstered here by the voices of hundreds of fans who truly believe every word is about them, it's hard not to marvel at the power of this music..."
Personnel: Alex Howard, Kellin Quinn (vocals); Jack Fowler, Nick Martin (guitar); Gabe Barham (drums).
Audio Mixer: Cameron Mizell.
Recording information: LHV Audio Services at the Social, Orlando, FL (06/21/2015-06/22/2015).
Photographer: Grizzlee Martin.
Emo-pop band Sleeping with Sirens put a new spin on their music with this concert album. Live and Unplugged finds singer Kellin Quinn and his band playing a handful of their best and best-known songs in acoustic arrangements. By turning down the volume and allowing the melodies and lyrics to come to the surface, Live and Unplugged offers a new perspective on this band and its music. If the guitars lack the same force as on the originals, these performances are chock-full of energy and passion. Live and Unplugged was recorded in front of a vocally enthusiastic audience, as Quinn banters with the fans who sing along with gusto. ~ Mark Deming