Post-Jack White Thornbills
He gave them a boost — and they had to figure out what comes next
Published: June 27, 2012
Nash-Crosby: "I have a DVD of a BBC performance they did that I lovingly nicknamed The Little Mermaid because, like the Disney film in my younger years, I watch it damn near every day. The relationship between those two guys is fucking amazing, the best-ever bromance. They really know how to let each other shine. It's a great performance, the Croz is tripping balls and rambling like a madman, and Nash is really patient, and warm with the audience."
Sergei Nikitin and Tatiana Nikitina: "Soviet duo, with this catchy, beautiful tune called "Alexandra" from the film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, which every Russian knows and loves."
Swell Season: "Given our sound, most would assume I'm into the dual harmony, singer-songwriter stuff, but it's never been a focus. What I do [in Thornbills] is a symptom of my love for bands like Tool and Poison the Well, but didn't have the voice for it, yet found the same attitude in haunting-and-spooky instead of something in-your-face. The duo that comes to mind: Swell Season [from the indie film Once]: "I had one of those moments when I heard their single ["Falling Slowly"] and was pissed that I didn't get to write that song."
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