The band say little about themselves on their facebook page, and say nothing of their influences. They don’t really need to. The transition for two of the members from recently disbanded Fei Comodo has been a swift, smooth and successful one. As a band rising from the ashes of one that has managed to secure a large and loyal fan base over the years and gather the experience that they have, Hey Vanity has been a well oiled machine from day one.
Their new single ‘Colours and Signs’ is a far cry from anything Fei related, apart from the fact that singer Marc Halls’ unique and powerful voice sticks out like a sore thumb. This obviously cannot be helped, and it’s not a bad thing. As a lyricist the man seems to know no bounds and does the ever growing group of overtly English vocalists proud. What we like about this single is that they’re keeping it simple and showing off their musical ability without overdoing it in a “look at me! look at me!” way. It’s very catchy and radio friendly. It has energy. It’s filled with beautiful, satisfying melodies. It’s mixed well. It’s produced well. We like it. You will probably probably like it. You should like it.
They have the potential to make an impressive impact, but they’re still fresh on the scene so we’ll have to wait and see what becomes of Hey Vanity. One can straight away assume that the live performance of this band must be noteworthy and with them recently securing a support slot for the almighty Don Broco on their upcoming February/March tour, they show no sign of slacking.