In Hearts Wake have announced they will be playing three special all ages shows in June before heading off to Warped Tour in the US. Before they go, they’ll also drop Ark Deluxe, set for release on June 8 via UNFD.
The collector’s edition features the original ARIA #3 album in all its instrumental glory, as well as re-imagined versions and guest vocals from Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon and Dream State frontwoman CJ Gilpin.
Click below for a behind the scenes look at the creation of Ark
Joining In Hearts Wake on this quick run will be Justice For The Damned, Thornhill and The Beautiful Monument. The band will also be partnering up again with Sea Shepherd, who will be at every show to raise awareness of the issue of marine debris and the We Are Waterborne Initiative that has seen In Hearts Wake clean up waterways all around the world.
“The shows on our recent 18+ Australian tour are ones we’ll never forget, but there were so many who missed out due to their age (lame). So in June we have to decided to put on three very special All Ages shows and we’ll be bringing with us Justice For The Damned, Thornhill and The Beautiful Monument. This means that you can bring your children, parents and grandparents along to the gig and you’ll all be able to rock out in the mosh pit! Come one, come all to the All Ages Ark Tour this June 7th, 8th and 9th!” – In Hearts Wake.
In Hearts Wake kicked off 2018 by jumping in the van and headed out on the Great Southern Land tour – their most ambitious Australian regional run to date. The tour spanned 28 dates across three months and took in the entire continent. In total, In Hearts Wake travelled 20,505kms, which included driving for nine days, 23 hours and 19 minutes and performed on stage for a whopping 28 hours in total.
With Special Guests: JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED, THORNHILL & THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT
Thursday 7 June – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Tix available from Ticketek and SABO
Friday 8 June – The Triffid, Brisbane
Tix available from OzTix
Saturday 9 June – Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
Tix available from OzTix
It’s a big day for Melbourne’s Thornhill. Today the five-piece drop their hotly anticipated EP Butterfly and, in celebration of the release, the boys have unveiled the video for their latest single “Reptile” and announced their very first headline show!
After landing a dream run of support slots with Architects, Parkway Drive, Northlane and In Hearts Wake, Thornhill will expand their wings at the official Butterfly release show – which also happens to be their headliner debut – at Cherry Bar in Melbourne on Saturday April 7. Joining Thornhill to celebrate the EP will be Sleep Talk, Mirrors and Incentives.
Also released today is the video for their latest single “Reptile”. The concept for “Reptile” was written by frontman Jacob Charlton and is inspired by his fascination for horror and what makes people scared.
Click below to watch the video for “Reptile”.
About the video, Charton says, “I wrote this song based on my idea for the video, in my own mind, the lyrics were written after the video plot was created. I’ve always had a heavy hand in making movies when I was younger and an interest in acting, from school projects and plays, to family made flicks with my siblings, so it was a dream come true to be able to come up with an idea, act, incorporate my best mates and see it grow into a short film.”
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.
Butterflyis 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, in which Hysteria Mag mused “how the median age is only 20 and resulted in an effort like this is bewildering”.
After the band – comprising of Jacob Charlton (vocals), Ethan McCann (guitar), Ben Maida (drums), Nick Sjogren (bass) and Matt Van Duppen (guitar) – graduated from high school, Thornhill played their first show with Hellions. As a collective, they were only three months old at the time, but they grew rapidly from there, finding themselves on triple j rotation and scoring Unearthed Feature Artist in November 2017.