"Raw and grungy rock through one solid release and live performance after another.Not that the band ever feels overwhelmingly hardcore or anything like that. Their energy and lo-fi aesthetic accentuates the band’s general playfulness and exuberance much more than it does trying to create an air of tryhard anger and heaviness. If you can imagine the unhinged vigor of a band like FIDLAR, but with the endearing quirk of an act like The Unicorns, and that sounds appealing, then (WEEP WAVE) is probably your new favorite band." - Northwest Music Scene
Waking Things is a rock band from Seattle, Washington. The group's music incorporates aspects of progressive rock, pop, heavy metal and post-hardcore.
"Living up to their name, the band itself seems to be stirring with revitalization." - Jay T. Conrad - The Wandering Eye: Political Art Collective & Zine
Waking Things is the brainchild of prolific songwriter Chris Sicard, whose work might best be characterized as a mash up of pop rock with overtones of Broadway and littered with metal guitar riffs.
On their debut album "Idee Fixe", Waking Things explored the story of the Seattle Pac-Med building reimagined as an asylum for the criminally insane, which mirrored sentiments and struggles from Chris' upbringing. Changing pace and tone on their upcoming sophomore release "Details", the band is focusing on themes of ghost stories and how we associate our "skeletons" with self-perceptions and the impact that can have on our relationships.
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Cityscape is a new project from guitarist & singer Ryan McLean. Ryan is getting ready to start his junior year at the University of Washington. He moved to Seattle from a small town in Kitsap county. As a high school student Ryan attended SOTA (Tacoma’s school of the arts) where he formed his old band and played shows around Tacoma. Cityscaper is a solo project doing all ages shows around Seattle.