January 29th, 2020 – Singapore – Genre-effacing New Jersey quintet Vanish have given fans a brand new single today with the release of “Kerosene”.
On today’s energetic and eclectic new track, the band shares “After patiently waiting to release this song since our first album, Kerosene continues to blend our varied influences into a more refined sound, while just giving a taste of bigger changes to come in 2020.”
This is the first new music since the Vanish’s debut full-length release via Hopeless Records last Spring. ‘Familiar Faces’ sees the band experimenting with more synth, louder voices and more trap influence thanks to crossover genre experimentation of ever-writing vocalist Pat Hamilton who vows never to fall into a minor-key rock rut. ‘Familiar Faces’ is available to stream and purchase today at smarturl.it/vanishfamiliarfaces.
Inspired by early ‘00s cabaret-esque post-hardcore, modern trap and musicians more likely to spill their guts on a stage floor than to hide behind a microphone, the members have never fit in with their peers and don’t intend to with their music. “I remember going to shows and seeing bands being super dull on stage, then seeing [those] who would go onstage and put everything into their performance. I never wanted to be someone who didn’t look like he was portraying what he’s saying,” says vocalist Pat Hamilton, effectively explaining both the Vanish live experience and the stinging emotional honesty in their music.
In central New Jersey, their contemporaries were leaning hard into heavy music or toward pop-punk, while Vanish rested somewhere between, with influences from both sides and beyond, making them oddball and stand-out enough that it worked to their advantage. Within two years of becoming a band and one year from the release of their debut EP ‘From Sheep To Wolves’, they were selected to perform at the final Vans Warped Tour date in their home state and soon after gained the attention of Hopeless Records.
Vanish is Guitarist Justin Beacham, Vocalist Pat Hamilton, Bassist Jack Hinson, Guitarist Bobby Miller and Drummer Nick Perrone.