Watch: Cyanide Thornton – ‘Hot Air’

Cyanide Thornton have shared their stunning new single ‘Hot Air’, from their self-titled debut album out November 9. Catch the band launch their debut album at The Curtin on Melbourne on Friday 16 November. Watch the accompanying video to ‘Hot Air’ below!

The band describe the single – “‘Hot Air’ in a fast moving car on flat ground. Smash into yourself, burst out of yourself. This is a song about difference and distance in close relationships, about trying not to be too self-destructive, and finding different ways to love.”

While incorporating elements of folk and rock, Cyanide Thornton transcends its composite parts, moving into a space of raw emotion and fierce determination. Ellah Blake (drums) and David Pesavento (bass) provide understated yet resolute punctuation for each song, holding together the music with a remarkable tenderness and affection, and providing a cradle for Sienna Thornton’s masterful and harrowing lyrics and guitar work.

Thornton’s voice is at once wistful and melancholic, painting narratives with a tender immediacy. The album evokes a sense of magical realism, with its lyrics transforming painfully human experiences of love and loss into magical and ethereal moments.

Cyanide Thornton is a record wreathed in tenderness, honesty and intimacy, and will guide you from the dark corners of your mind to somewhere unearthly and supernatural. The record is available for pre-order here.

Supporting Cyanide Thornton at their album launch will be the legendary South Sudanese performer Gordon Koang. Gordon, accompanied by his cousin Paul Biel, performs a blend of traditional South Sudanese rhythms and original compositions in English, Arabic, and their native language, Neur. Opening support comes from Romy Vager, songwriter and lead singer of Melbourne’s favourite rock outfit, R.V.G.

Stream / purchase ‘Hot Air’:

Cyanide Thornton album launch poster


Friday 16 November
The Curtin, Melbourne
Supports from Gordon Koang + Romy Vager


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