Sianvar is an American post-hardcore group formed in 2013. The group currently consists of Donovan Melero (vocals), Will Swan (guitar), Sergio Medina (guitar), Joseph Arrington (drums), and Michael Franzino (bass). The band is signed to Swan's independent record label Blue Swan Records and have released one self-titled EP and are set to release their debut full-length studio album, Stay Lost, in August 2016.
Sianvar was formed in 2013. The band announced their formation on July 23, 2013. The group was originally composed of Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Will Swan, Hail the Sun drummer and vocalist Donovan Melero, Stolas guitarist Sergio Medina, and A Lot Like Birds bassist Michael Littlefield and drummer Joseph Arrington. They became signed to Swan's independent record label Blue Swan Records.
The group released their debut single "Sick Machine" on November 11, 2013. On January 5, 2014, the band released their eponymously titled debut EP through Bandcamp. The band performed their first concert on January 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California. In support of the release, the band toured with other musical groups such as A Lot Like Birds, Tilian Pearson, Strawberry Girls, Stolas, The Venetia Fair, My Iron Lung, EROS, Idlehands, Artifiex Pereo, and Eidola.
Michael Littlefield departed from the band in February 2015, subsequently being replaced by A Lot Like Birds guitarist Michael Franzino. Sianvar began tracking for their debut full-length studio album in July 2015. On June 26, 2016, the band announced their debut studio album, Stay Lost, its track listing, and release date. Two days later, the group preimered the lead single "Omniphobia", accomapnied with its music video, which premiered on Alternative Press. The band released the single "Psychosis Succumbing" on July 14. The band is set to embark on their headlining Stay Lost Tour beginning at the Red House in Walnut Creek, California on August 4, 2016.
Musical style and influence
Sianvar's musical style has been praised for its use of progressive rock and post-hardcore elements. They have often been labelled post-hardcore, math rock, and experimental rock.
Donovan Melero - vocals (2013–present)
Will Swan - guitar (2013–present)
Sergio Medina - guitar (2013–present)
Joseph Arrington - drums, percussion (2013–present)
Michael Franzino - bass guitar (2015–present)
Michael Littlefield - bass guitar (2013–2015)