Sinking Ships

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Sinking Ships
OriginSeattle, Washington, U.S.
GenresHardcore punk, melodic emocore[1]
Years active2004–2008, 2013
LabelsRevelation, 6131
MembersPaul Betinson
Danny Hesketh
Colin Horn
Nate Huddle
Roger Kilburn
Andy Rice

Sinking Ships was an American hardcore punk band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 2004. In 2005, the band released their debut EP, Meridian on Run For Cover Records and later re issued on 6131 Records and contributed the track "Turn My Headphones Up" to the Generations compilation released on Revelation Records.

Later that year, Sinking Ships signed to Revelation Records and released their album, Disconnecting, in July 2006. During their existence, Sinking Ships toured with bands such as Comeback Kid, Down To Nothing, Shook Ones, Blacklisted, and Shipwreck. They also released an EP on Revelation entitled Ten, as well as the tour only single Safe. Sinking Ships also released a split album released in Japan with alliance trax with the Japanese bands As We Let Go and My Love. This was their final release.

In the spring and summer of 2008 Sinking Ships played Rainfest (May 8) and Sound And Fury (July 8) This was to be their final shows. Recently there has been rumors of a reunion to play one final Seattle club show or house show. Members of the band deny these rumors.

Members have gone on to play in Wait In Vain, Self Defense Family, Gone But Not Forgotten, Meltdown, and A Storm of Light.

In 2013, the band reunited for The Rainfest pre-show.


  • Demo (Self-Released/Excursion Records, 2004)
  • Meridian (Run For Cover Records/6131 Records, 2005)
  • Generations Compilation (Revelation Records, 2005)
  • Disconnecting (Revelation Records, 2006)
  • Ten (Revelation Records, 2007)
  • Safe (Sinking Ships Records, 2007)
  • Split [w/ My Love & As We Let Go] (Alliance Trax, 2008)
  • Sinking Ships (Sinking Ships Records, 2008)


  1. ^ Kraus, Brian (22 June 2014). "16 Modern Precursors Of Melodic Hardcore". Alternative Press. Retrieved 27 April 2015. We're not talking about the obvious keystones... but the entities who helped engineer manifestations of power and passion who fueled the [melodic hardcore] scene roughly between the years of 2005-2009.

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