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.