Formed in September 2013, Black Thorn are a four-piece band, young and energetic with a catchy new-wave folk sound. Their EP was released in July 2014 and tracks from it have been played regularly on BBC Introducing with rave reviews from DJ Christian Carlisle.
They have had songs featured in BBC Sheffield’s Top 50 Tracks of 2014 and 2015. They were recently featured on the Mark Forrest show where their music was played on all 39 BBC radio stations around the UK.
Most of Black Thorn’s material is original, and their influences are diverse (Seth Lakeman, Calvin Harris and Fat Freddy’s Drop). They use Mandolin, Accordion, Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Trumpet, Percussion, Beatboxing and Vocal Harmonies.
Their brand new full-length album, ‘Butter Side Up’, released in August 2017 is available on Spotify, Amazon, Bandcamp and iTunes.