Inspired by Serge Gainsbourg’s sensuality, Vladimir Nabokov’s wordplay, Stanley Kubrick’s hidden details, David Lynch’s sense of mystery and Vegas-era Elvis' fading glamour, Conor Thornton is a musician with absolute dedication to the pursuit of his creative vision. His latest project “Despair & Devotion in XS City” sees Thornton occupy the persona of Vick Valentine, a nightclub singer who plays the lonely lounges of the fictional futuristic XS City. Haunted by the pain in his heart and the dreams of who he thought he’d be, Vick struggles to find his place in a world he no longer recognizes, as the train of time passes him by.
"Late-night whiskey bar atmospherics and Arctic Monkeys’ Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino era vibes is at play on ‘The Car Bar’, from Conor Thornton’s alter-ego Vick Valentine, a nightclub singer who plays the lonely lounges of the fictional XS City.”
"A strong sonic backbone rests behind Conor Thornton's 'The Car Bar'. A deeply stylised offering, the single slinks and shudders with a gritty noir sound."
The Last Mixed Tape
“Keep your fingers crossed that he keeps up this pace, because he’s developing into a special talent.”
Dan Hegarty, RTE 2fm
“Equally seductive as it is fearful.. sounds like the sex you always wanted to have."
Nakid Magazine, USA