Jacob Charlton Vocals | Ethan McCann Guitars | Matt Van Duppen Guitars | Nick Sjogren Bass | Ben Maida Drums
Much like the life of a butterfly, Thornhill have experienced a complete metamorphosis in their short time together.
Butterfly – Thornhill’s second EP and first on their new home UNFD – sees the Melbourne five-piece emerge from the chrysalis with six new songs that mark the next phase of their alternative metalcore evolution.
Butterfly is an immense yet intricate soundtrack that takes an introspective look at the experiences of a 20-year-old. With inspirational touchstones of Karnivool, Radiohead and Jeff Buckley, the songs on Butterfly intelligently weave through layers of complexity that challenge genre boundaries and put sharp focus on their musicianship.
Formed just shy of two years ago the Thornhill story centres around Ethan McCann (guitar) and Jacob Charlton (vocals). The boys met in math class where they bonded over a mutual love of Architects and Northlane. While the rest of the class learned about Pythagoras Theorem, McCann and Charlton sat at the back of the class, writing songs and whispering screams into an iPad that eventually became their debut album 13.
After the majority of the band – rounded out by Ben Maida (drums), Nick Sjogren (bass) and Matt Van Duppen (guitar) – graduated from high school, Thornhill released 13 and played their first show with Hellions. As a collective, they were only three months old at the time, but they grew rapidly from there, playing shows with the likes of Void of Vision and their bucket list bands Northlane and Architects, and will soon share a stage with In Hearts Wake and Parkway Drive.
Heading back into the studio to recorded a new single “Limbo”, Thornhill found themselves with some time to kill after Charlton was struck down with a bout of the infamous Melbourne Thunderstorm Asthma. The result of that was “Temperer”, an accidental success that found its way on triple j rotation as well as landed the band Unearthed Feature Artist in November 2017.
February 2018 will see Thornhill set Butterfly free into the world.
Much like the life of a butterfly, Thornhill have experienced a complete metamorphosis in their short time together. Thornhill’s second EP sees the Melbourne five-piece emerge from the chrysalis with six new songs that mark the next phase of their alternative metalcore evolution.
How the median age is only 20 and it’s resulted in an effort like this is bewildering. – Hysteria Magazine
This band will not remain a well-kept secret for much longer. – Metal Obsession
The EP and shows immense amount of talent beyond the bands relatively young age. – Soundfiction
This EP is breathtaking. – Depth Magazine
An energetic assembly of smart, djenty metalcore songs. – Lords of Metal
Butterfly takes Thornhill’s music to a new level of intricacy. – Mosh
Thornhill have an early reservation on the end of year honours list. – Punktastic
Reptile: Watch Here | Taken from Butterfly (2018)