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Doylestown PA, United States (2007 – present)

Balance and Composure are an American alternative rock/melodic punk/post-hardcore band from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Jonathan ‘Jon’ Simmons, bassist Matthew Warner, drummer Bailey Van Ellis and guitarists Erik Petersen and Andy Slaymaker. The band formed in the winter of 2007; their first release being a 6-song EP entitled ‘I Just Want To Be Pure’ in 2008. The EP is now out of print. A 12’/CD EP entitled ‘Only Boundaries’ (2009) and a split with Tigers Jaw (2010) followed. The band has also released 2 full length albums: ‘Separation’ (released May 10, 2011) and ‘The Things We Think We’re Missing’ (released Sept 10, 2013). Both full lengths were released on No Sleep Records.


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  • Parasitical

    15 Feb 6:32pm Reply
  • GymLeaderBrock

    This band blows...

    11 Feb 5:10am Reply
  • animezing

    I don't know, i think Patience is there best song but Balance has to be my favourite band!

    11 Feb 3:12am Reply
  • shreddz0r

    Separation is still way better than things. They need to go back to more of a seprationesque style.

    8 Feb 12:03am Reply
  • woeispam


    7 Feb 4:53pm Reply
  • wortex

    Am I the only one, or does someone else see the similarity between Balance and Composure and Biffy Clyro ?

    5 Feb 4:53pm Reply
  • mu_pothead

    i think they rather break up than tour germany.

    1 Feb 2:35pm Reply
  • charmingaxelotl

    tiny raindrop is so good

    19 Jan 12:02am Reply
  • garrettstraley

    check out my band if you like these guys :)

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • lagginswag

    the new album is a keeper. now come back to az <3

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • tcejosh

    Reflection stands out more then anything they have written. TTWTWM is a better written album it's not just as instant as Separation. The thing with separation is the first half is what stands out(especially separation/quake/stonehands)the second half is a much weaker set of songs and TTWTWM is strong all the way through. Parachutes, Lost Your Name, the end of back of your head where he just keeps saying "all you wanted was that feeling" if I kept going on this way I would just end up mentioning almost every song on the album you get the point. It's a grower and it's stronger then separation by far. I've never been a big fan of I tore you apart in my head BlackHawkSaber but sorry they didn't play it for you.

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BlackHawkSaber

    The Things We Think We're Missing is a pretty solid album but no songs stand out like on Separation, which was an amazing album and is definitely one of the better post-whatever albums out there. Their live show I saw left me wanting more though - it was 5 days after the new album came out and they started and ended with 4 songs that nobody knew yet... bummed they didn't finish with I Tore You Apart.

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • CaptainSodaPop

    Found out about this band because Brand New page suggested it.Great find.

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Eat-Me-Drink-Me

    говно натуральное

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • verkhovskiyigor

    awesome music!

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • onewaway


    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • thestingingrain

    Not really sure how Linkin Park is even remotely comparable to Balance and Composure, did LP all the sudden become good? Last I checked, they blew.

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Jiddles score = 7.5

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Toby-Bilson

    How I want these guy's to head across here to the UK.

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • beachbullette

    Excellent album. Now head back to Europe! [3]

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
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