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THORNHILL Announce Debut Full-Length The Dark Pool. Share Nurture

Melbourne metalcore five-piece Thornhill has announced details of their hugely-anticipated debut full-length album, The Dark Pool, set to be released on Friday, October 25 via UNFD.

Along with the album announcement the band also released the pelting lead single and video for Nurture. Watch below:

The Dark Pool promises to be a breakout for Thornhill. From the unrelenting riffage of ‘Nurture’, to the sweltering breakdown of “Views From The Sun,” and the breathy moment of rest on “All The Light We Don’t See, The Dark Pool captures the breadth and depth of this group’s knockout brand of heavy.

On its musicality, Thornhill lead vocalist Jacob Charlton explains: “We wanted it to have enough difference that people would be surprised, and it would also allow us to keep branching out down the track. We wanted to sprinkle enough in The Dark Pool that we could continue to build on, we never want to pigeon hole ourselves into a genre, that was never the point of Thornhill. We just want to be exactly who we want to be every single time.” 

Thematically, he shares that each track touches on various common threads of humanity. “Nurture” is a commentary on idolizing someone/something and losing yourself in the middle of that, and elsewhere the record touches on anxiety (“Coven“), body image (“In My Skin“), the afterlife (“Where We Go When We Die“) and loss (“Lily & The Moon“). On the genesis of its namesake, Jacob explains it refers to a dark, reflective pool where we can all see a mirror of ourselves and what makes us who we are. While each track is closely linked to Jacob’s reality, he encourages listeners to reflect on their own experiences and take their own meanings from his lyrics.

 “Every theme and meaning on this album is in direct relation to my life at any point of writing. It helps me to draw from experiences and moments that feel real to me so that I can translate that emotion into something people can relate to. You don’t have to listen to this and think about what I believe the song is to me, I would love for you to take away your own meaning and make your own story that makes you feel like this record is about you,” he says. “For example, ‘Lily & The Moon’ is about my dog, but it’s also broadly about the loss so everyone can relate to that in their own way, it could be about anyone someone has lost or is losing. It’s not supposed to be a story of sadness either, it’s supposed to be a reminder to make sure that we care enough about the people that we love while we still have them.”

The Dark Pool Tracklisting:

1. Views From The Sun

2. Nurture

3. The Haze

4. Red Summer

5. In My Skin

6. All The Light We Don’t See

7. Lily & The Moon

8. Coven

9. Human

10. Netherplace

11. Where We Go When We Die

To see Thornhill live:

September 14 – Brisbane, AUS @ Heaven and Hell

November 15 – Melbourne, AUS @ Stay Gold (Album Release Show)

January 7 – Bristol UK @ The Fleece

January 8 – Nottingham UK @ Rescue Rooms

January 10 – Manchester UK @ Rebellion

January 11 – Dublin UK @ Academy Green Room

January 12 – Glasgow UK @ G2

January 13 – Newcastle UK @ Think Tank

January 15 – Leeds UK @ The Key Club

January 16 – Birmingham UK @ O2 Institute

2January 17 – London UK @ O2 Academy Islington

January 18 – Southampton UK @ The Loft

January 20 – Amsterdam NL @ Melkweg Oz

January 21 – Paris FR @ Backstage By The Mill

January 23 – Cologne DE @ Gloria

January 24 – Hamburg DE @ Gruenspan

January 26 – Munich DE @ Technikum

January 27 – Frankfurt DE @ Batshkapp

January 28 – Antwerp BE @ Trix 

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