THUMPER est un sextuor de Dublin dont la musique s’attache à la noise-pop. En juin 2020, leur single « Topher Grace » est sorti et a été acclamé par la critique, suivi en 2021 par « The Loser », morceau au rythme implacable. Ce single très attendu est un nouveau départ pour le groupe, qui prépare son premier album et s’engage dans une tournée internationale.
Leur dernier single, « Overbite », évolue dans le style caractéristique de THUMPER, passant de paysages sonores flous et criblés de riffs avec des changements mélodiques convaincants à une interprétation sobre et dépouillée du motif de retour de la chanson.
2020 saw THUMPER perform a blistering Eurosonic show, a sold out Molotow Hamburg performance, and embark on a month long UK/EU tour in support of their single Ad Nauseam.
This intense touring schedule was abruptly cut short in March due to Covid19, however the band channeled this momentum back into the studio. In June the single « Topher Grace » was released to critical acclaim – scoring extensive radio play on BBC6, Kerrang! & RadioX amongst others in the UK, as well as support from RTE and others at home in Ireland. It was also included on several Spotify and GooglePlay playlists, making the cover of Spotify’s The Punk List.
Now with several successful live-streamed shows under their belt (including the Topher Grace launch show, a Waves Vienna festival show, and a headline show from the Button Factory, Dublin hosted by HotPress) THUMPER set their sights on late 2021 – including a festival slot at Iceland Airwaves, an international tour, and the announcement of a long awaited debut LP.
Irish rock band THUMPER are among the leading lights of the booming guitar scene in Ireland.
Their latest single, ‘Overbite’ ebbs and flows in THUMPER’s signature style, shifting from fuzzy, riff-riddled soundscapes with compelling melodic shifts to a subdued, stripped-back rendition of the song’s returning motif. Listen here
As contemporaries of Fontaines D.C. and The Murder Capital, THUMPER have cornered the noise-pop market with a maximalist approach, stuffing every corner of their sound with blown-out melody and psych-drenched noise. Their penchant for unabashed hooks and saccharine melody, set against their signature wall of sound, sets them apart.
Live, THUMPER are a massive beast. There is a line-up of three guitarists, a bassist, two drum kits, and four-part harmonies, often totally at odds with the chaos below. THUMPER combine intense and wry lyricism with a huge, punk, sonic assault to startling – and hugely powerful – musical effect.