THUMPER are a noise-pop sextet from Dublin, delivering bubblegum psych through a wall of sonic death. With a reputation for raucous and frenzied live shows, and penchant for howling feedback and pounding rhythm, each show is an exercise in unpredictability.
In the past 12 months THUMPER have toured relentlessly - playing to packed out festival tents all summer, and selling out headline shows in London's Shacklewell Arms and Dublin's Workmans Club - as well as release 3 critically acclaimed singles: AFL, (You're Bringing Me) Down, and In My Room.
Their new track ‘In My Room’ is a discussion about willing yourself into a reclusive state; Telling yourself it's an act of autonomy when really it's an act of self-sabotage. It's a word soup of denial and confession, and a warning letter to a future self about the mania of self-imposed loneliness. This new studio offering attempts to un-catastrophize the mundanity of everyday life, which can be difficult when every talking box or screen would attempt to sway you in the opposite direction.
This May THUMPER will release their first studio record 'Out of Body Auto-Message' (produced by Dan Fox of Girl Band) before playing their biggest Dublin show yet at Lost Lane, and then head out on a 3 month festival tour including huge slots at Primavera, Body & Soul, Knockanstockan and more.
“In Dublin, it’s been thrilling to witness The Murder Capital, Fontaines DC, and THUMPER to see who can be the most viscerally thrilling both on stage and on vinyl”
Hot Press Magazine
“Their noise-pop sounds like it could fuel jet engines”
“New, exciting, revolutionary and outright inspiring”
Paul McLoone (Today FM, The Undertones)
2/5/19 : Music Cork Festival (Nialler9 Stage) - Cork
7/5/19 : Ruby Sessions - Dublin
10/5/19 : It Takes A Village - Cork
24/5/19 : ???
25/5/19 : Lost Lane Headliner - Dublin
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22/6/19 : Sea Sessions - Bundoran
23/6/19 : Body & Soul - Meath
29/6/19 : Kaleidoscope Festival - Wicklow
20/7/19 : Knockanstockan - Wicklow
2/8/19 : ???
4/8/19 : Indiependance - Cork
17/8/19 : Central Arts Festival - Waterford
31/8/19 : ???