Born Rivals

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Born Rivals is the project of brothers John and Paul Thornley. No strangers to creative differences and emotional tension, they’ve channeled their often-opposing viewpoints into original compositions over two decades of collaboration. A cinematic, slinky groove winds through each track, revealing influences ranging from 70s-era Italian composers to the iconic guitar sounds of the 90s. To date, they have released 12 songs that make up their "Singles Club" series. The accompanying artwork is rooted in the family archive, highlighting photos their grandmother has captured since the 1950s. They are currently writing and recording for a debut album.