Metal, Punk, Rock
Architects, Northlane, Polaris
Jacob Charlton Ethan McCann Ben Maida Matt Van Duppen Nick Sjogren
Thornhill are a 5-piece alternative metalcore band from Melbourne.
New album The Dark Pool is out on October 25.
When we think about the future of heavy music, we’re thinking about Melbourne five-piece Thornhill. They’re making thunderous, melodic and powerful music that you just have to hear! This is just the beginning.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We intentionally listen to genres that are very left of field to our music and pull influence from as many different artists as we can in our respective fields in the band. We are still developing our sound and moulding as a group, so we have a lot of room to grow for the future music.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Being really close as actual friends rather than colleagues has helped a lot more than you'd think. You just generally enjoy the time and effort you put into the material and writing as it doesn’t feel like a job at any point.
What can punters expect from a Thornhill live show?
Just 5 average and uncoordinated blokes having fun.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Write stuff that you want to play. Don’t feel like you have to write to please others". By Sam Bassal.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
'Quality Of Life' by Hellions.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
'OK Cathedral' by Violent Soho.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
'You’re the voice' by John Farnham.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
The last two gigs we saw were DZ Deathrays and The Pixies. Both were sick, so we can't choose. They are both bands that kill it live and it's always good to look for pointers from other artists in different genres, which is something we find very important.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
Void Of Vision hands down, are our brother band. They have taken us under their wing from day one and taught us how to be a band. Those guys have just taken us on our very first tour and have shown us the ropes. Without these amazing bunch of bros we wouldn’t be half the band we are now. Also in our opinion, they are probably one of the best live bands in the scene. These dudes always put on a tight show.
What are your plans for 2018?
We are in the process of recording new music, so the main goal is to get that out and tour as much as possible and just have a good time while we are at it.View Profile Hide Interview
01 Sep 2019
I still listen to Coven and your Butterfly EP at least once a week so very excited about this new release and the new record on the way. The way you blend those monstrous, stomping heavy metal sounds and those sharp, soaring vocals are so effortless and completely stunning. Never thought I'd use stunning and heavy metal in the same sentence but here we are. Big grower too on each listen. I...
I still listen to Coven and your Butterfly EP at least once a week so very excited about this new release and the new record on the way. The way you blend those monstrous, stomping heavy metal sounds and those sharp, soaring vocals are so effortless and completely stunning. Never thought I'd use stunning and heavy metal in the same sentence but here we are. Big grower too on each listen. I love it so much.