Melbourne’s Vermont return with their melodic and emotive new single Solace. The release follows previous single Ruin and signals a step into the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut EP, due out Friday 27th March. Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Christopher Vernon, Solace is a glimpse into an anxiety-driven sleepless night, and the act of putting walls up and faking a smile during the day to avoid confronting the demons that cause anxieties. The band answer some questions for Hi Fi Way about the single.

How has the response to your new single Solace been?
So far the response has been a positive one overall. A fair amount of people have praised us on this track especially on how emotional it feels

Was the process of making this track as challenging as you thought?
For the most part it was relatively smooth sailing. We knew we wanted to create something that was heartfelt and heavy so we got to work. Our hardest challenge with this song was tapping into those emotions and putting them into words but Josh made it happen; delivering one of our favourite vocal performances by him.

Sonically, how would you describe your music?
The best way to describe our sound would be melancholy meets angst. These feelings fuel the way in which our art is created.

Who would you consider to be your biggest influence on music and why?
That’s a trickery one! It would have to be a combination of artists like Basement, Citizen, Trophy Eyes, The Story So Far and Movements. All these bands represent a part of our youth and have shaped the way that our music is formed both lyrically and musically.

Best piece of advice you have been given?
The best piece of advice we have probably ever received is to have a positive outlook on our future. Dwelling on any mistakes and misfortunes won’t push this band in the direction we are really driving towards.

How did the band get together?
Well for the most part, this band was born from the ashes of a previous group that Jono, Josh and Curt were a part of during their high school years. Nathan joined the group in early 2019 after our original bassist parted ways and since then, he has become a part of this family.

What do you love most about the career you’ve had so far, and what are you most excited about for the future?
Honestly, it’s the moments spent with our mates. We have played some cool shows and we are constantly pushing ourselves to play bigger and better ones, but it’s the friends we’ve made along the way that have made this so great.
We’re really excited to get this EP out, write more music, play more shows and keep pushing ourselves!

Tell us an interesting fact about each member of the band!
Curtly: Is now a qualified teacher and is a chemist assistant while also being in a band
Jono: Used to be a pilot
Nathan: has never tried carl jrIs and is in another band- Everlyne
Joshua: Is a glazier

Interview By Rob Lyon

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