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Sweet Chaos

Dallas, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Dallas, TX
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Alternative


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"Sweet Chaos"

"It's been an amazing privilege to watch Sweet Chaos redefine all stereotypes of an all girl rock band. I am in complete awe of their talent and musicianship skills. They show focus on and off the stage by also volunteering for the Breast Cancer Can Stick It! Foundation. Sweet Chaos brings unbelievable passion and inspiration to every stage they set foot on."

-Michelle Graves, Dallas Observer - Michelle Graves, Dallas Observer

"Sweet Chaos at Sun Studio"

From the moment they came into Sun, these girls had the quiet confidence,  raw energy and talent of a well seasoned touring band just getting in off the road. Even though they had never been in a recording session before, you would never be able to tell from seeing and hearing them perform. It's a gift not to be ignored and I'm glad they came to Memphis to share some of it with us. - Curry Weber - Sun Studio - Memphis, TN

"Sweet Chaos EP Review"

EP REVIEW: Sweet Chaos "Sweet Chaos"

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My old buddy Bryan called
me recently. "I just saw this
cool band playing in Dallas,"
he revealed in short order.

Intrigued by Bryan's enthusiastic endorsement, I sought out the new "cool" band online ASAP — the teenage Texas trio known as Sweet Chaos. I soon discovered a video for their song, "Irrelevant" — I was hooked immediately. And in no time, I'd gotten a copy of the band's newly-released, self-titled, self-produced EP.

Recorded at Pleasantry Lane Studios in Dallas, all four songs were written and performed by Sweet Chaos. Be sure, I didn't connect with this record because of the band members' ages and (or) gender — that's all irrelevant to me (no pun intended). I connected with this record because it's a solid chunk of lo-fi, Camaro-style, cock rock. And yes, that is a compliment, BTW.

The record kicks off with the demo-caliber "Sinking," but it progresses nicely, both musically and production-wise, track-by-track through the riveting closer, "Losing Teeth." Simply put, think The Runaways, circa '76.

As a side note, I realize many of today's teens feel as if they're uniquely complicated and hopelessly broken. Hence, I wanna offer up a personal word of heartfelt encouragement to young people everywhere. And that message is — HEY, you're ALL beautiful and wonderful creations of God, with amazing futures ahead! Life ain't a nightmare — that's crap created in the pit of Hell, and it's typically the result of consuming too much of current culture's "Kool-Aid" — garbage in, garbage out. Oh, and just so ya know, none of you are "insane" — it's the wicked world in which we live that's messed up — you're perfect in every way. Now, get out there and be bold, be awesome. Speak truth and beam golden light into this dark world. In other words — go kick some freaking ass!

But I digress. The primary point I want convey here is that I totally "get" Sweet Chaos. This is an exciting record — one I liked, a lot. And with a slightly redirected message, this band could become the leaders of their generation.

-Christopher Long
(May 2017) - Christopher Long

"Sweet Chaos - Live at Curtain Club 12/8/2017"

Sweet Chaos debuted their new lineup at The Curtain Club on Dec. 8th. I gotta say - They were amazing. I won't lie - I am a guitar guy, and I loved Sara's chops. But these two young ladies completely ruled the stage and almost made me forget bout their old lineup. Completely blown away by the amazing work SC put into getting this right. Nicely done, ladies! - Joe Torma - Photographer - Joe Torma - Photographer

"Sweet Chaos"

“When I learned of a female band consisting of two women and using only three instruments, bass, drums and voice, I had to know what they were up too. Knowing great music, you have to realize this would take the bass/vocal talent of Les Claypool or Geddy Lee combined with the drumming abilities of a John Bonham combined with some Stuart Copeland and Phil Collins DNA to pull it off well. Imagine my pleasant surprise when hearing Sweet Chaos hit the first notes, my jaw drop and realize, they had all of this talent and more! These two brilliant musicians are spot on! The two are locked together in timing and feel, achieving a level of rhythmic connection it takes seasoned musicians years if not a lifetime to find. There's a secret sauce here that is simmering and will soon boil over as Sweet Chaos continue to grow both musically as well as their fan base. Don't miss out on any opportunity to see their high energy performances!” - Scott Saldinger, 8 x 10 By Scott Photography

"Sweet Chaos"

“With the sound and talent of a four-piece band twice their age Sweet Chaos is a tour de force that grabs you and keeps you on edge for the duration of their show. Whether opening or headlining the buzz is always the same, they are the talk of the night. Seasoned musicians are often left with their jaws on the floor even joking of 'giving up' after seeing such incredibly talented young musicians. If anyone worries about the future of rock music all they need to do is tune in and be rest assured, the future of rock is in good hands. From covering Mothership and Motorhead to their own hard-hitting originals there's little this dynamite duo can't accomplish. Their energy and love of the music only fuels the excitement of what is to come for these amazing, talented and strong musicians.” - Bradley Amos, Deep Dallas Radio


Still working on that hot first release.



Sweet Chaos is a young female hard rock duo from Dallas, TX. Comprised of Sydney Hefley (bass guitar, vocals) and Payton Taylor (drums), the band has toured the great state of Texas and has become a local draw, garnering significant attention performing at many prestigious venues across the Dallas Metroplex. The band has a broad range of musical influences, including Muse and Royal Blood, but have created a unique powerful sound that is undeniably all their own. Combining current and relevant lyrics with electric live performances, audiences are energized and left wanting for more. The band received the MXD Mag Rock and Metal 2016 Rising Talent in Texas Award and the duo was honored again in 2017 by MXD Mag by receiving individual awards for Best Rising Talent in Texas Bass Guitarist and Drummer, respectively. 
Sweet Chaos has been added to the Ernie Ball Artist Roster and Payton proudly endorses Pearl Drums.

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