THORNHILL UNVEIL PULSING NEW SINGLE ‘ARKANGEL’ + NEW MUSIC VIDEO

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UNVEIL PULSING NEW SINGLE ‘ARKANGEL’

+ NEW MUSIC VIDEO

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After appeasing the masses with the astounding ‘Casanova’ in October, Thornhill return with their pulsing new single ‘Arkangel’ today.

The first new music since their acclaimed 2019 debut album The Dark Pool, ‘Casanova’ (music video here) swung heads for its elevated imagery dripping in glitter and Hollywood glam. Backing it up with ‘Arkangel’ today, Thornhill no doubt confirm they’ve stepped into an inspired new era both musically and visually, and prove yet again they are one of the most forward-thinking bands in Australia today.

‘Arkangel’ was mixed by George Lever (Sleep TokenLoathe), meanwhile, its music video (watch here) was written and directed by Jacob Charlton and edited by Third Eye Visuals.

Thornhill guitarist Ethan McCann shares how the track came to life instrumentally:

“I started writing ‘Arkangel’ after surrounding myself with media from the late nineties and early two-thousands. I found the hit of nostalgia to be incredibly comforting while we were all locked away. I wanted this song to make you feel the way I felt watching these shows and movies from this period, so I treated it almost like a film score. I found the opening credits to the old Sarah Michelle Gellar ‘Buffy’ series and basically wrote to that opening sequence. The sections of the song move quite rapidly, the root changes three or four times within the first minute which to me is what a band full of teenagers would be doing in their garage. They don’t really know what they’re doing but it feels natural and is such a perfect representation of that era that they are living in.”

Vocalist and lyricist Jacob Charlton adds how he leant into Ethan’s instrumentation when crafting the narrative behind the track:

“I usually write lyrics and melodies around the general atmosphere Ethan brings to each track to better bring it forward in the listener and myself, as a lyricist. But this time around with Ethan’s newfound method of creating, I decided to change up my workflow and write a bit more like a script or movie narrative to allow for more ambiguous storytelling and attitude to come through, rather than just giving up the meaning straight away. ‘Arkangel ‘is an alternate take on the story of ‘Icarus’, discussing the tension between two lovers who become violent with one another as friction builds in their lustful affair.”

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Having just stepped off the stage in support of In Hearts Wake‘s Australian tour, Thornhill are set to appear at UNIFY and Full Tilt festivals before making their debut in the US in support of Dayseeker in April. The band also return to the UK/Europe to join Bury Tomorrow & August Burns Red throughout October/November.

More about Thornhill:

From their hometown in Melbourne, Thornhill – comprising vocalist Jacob Charlton, guitarists Ethan McCann and Matt Van Duppen, bassist Nick Sjogren and drummer Ben Maida – broke out of the local scene with a pair of EPs in 13 (2016) and Butterfly (2018) – spawning support slots alongside scene heroes including Northlane, Architects, Parkway Drive, In Hearts Wake, Beartooth, Make Them Suffer and The Plot In You, before their full-length assault The Dark Pool arrived a year later.

Presenting commanding singles including ‘Nurture’ and ‘Coven’, dynamic soundscapes like ‘Where We Go When We Die’ and gripping themes on humanity, anxiety and loss, The Dark Pool was a winning debut full-length effort. Awarded a laundry list of accolades including triple j’s Feature Album and additions countless Best Of The Year lists, the release also saw Thornhill awarded nominations including Best International Breakthrough Artist at the 2020 Heavy Music Awards, and Best Independent Heavy Album/EP at the 2020 AIR Awards.

Two years on from The Dark Pool and the album has garnered over 29.5 Million streams and 3 Million Youtube views on its music videos. Meanwhile, Thornhill have become one of UNFD’s most in-demand artists for physical releases, peaking at #1 and #3 on the Physical Vinyl and Physical Australian Charts respectively, and selling over 8,000 physical equivalents in the US alone.

Possessing a sonic character and resolve few young bands can claim to grasp, Thornhill are set to take the world of modern heavy over once and for all.

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NEW SINGLE ‘ARKANGEL’ OUT NOW

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