Formed in the fall of 2012 in Tinley Park, IL, Hitsleep's sound was inspired by several different genres of music. The differences in inspiration combined to form a unique alternative rock sound. The band rehearsed throughout 2012 and 2013, capping off 2013 with their inaugural show in Homer Glen, Illinois. They continued to play shows in 2014 at various bars and music venues including: House of Blues Chicago, Bottom Lounge, Elbo Room, Reggie's Rock Club and more.
In August 2014, Hitsleep took to the battle of the bands scene. After beating out over 50 bands and winning the grand prize in Evolution Music's Battle of the Bands, Hitsleep won the opportunity to play their first out-of-state show in the legendary music town of Nashville, Tennessee. With several live performances under their belt, Hitsleep released their first independent album, "Dirty Little Words" in September 2014.
In 2015, Hitsleep developed their catalog of songs and played across Illinois during all months of the year, ending 2015 at J.W. Hollstein's in Tinley Park for a hometown New Year's Eve bash.
Hitsleep expanded the list of states that they've played by making debuts in 2016 in Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, and Colorado. On June 28, 2016, Hitsleep released their sophomore album, "100 Nights." The band looks forward to many years of high energy performances!