CURRENT SINGLE "FEAR OF ART"
As well as selling out the launch gig for their 3rd EP "POP! GOES THE WEASEL" (which was released by Little L Records), 2017 has seen THUMPER headline the Friday of Whelans' Ones To Watch Festival, and appear at no.5 in Golden Plec's 'Plec Picks' for the year.
Now already working on their 4th offering (which is being produced by Girl Band's Dan Fox), and with several festival appearances planned for Summer '17 (including Castlepalooza, Arcadian Field, Galway Fringe Festival & Electric Picnic), THUMPER show no sign of slowing down.
"The group have delivered three very strong EPs with Pop! Goes The Weasel being the most mature of the bunch. THUMPER are ready... for a breakthrough into the mainstream on their own terms"
The Last Mixed Tape
"A couple of lauded EPs has seen their reputation rise but it’s live that THUMPER’s name is spreading fast...
THUMPER has quickly become one of the most exciting live bands in Ireland. They leave an indelible mark in your memory after a performance"
"New, exciting, revolutionary, and outright inspiring"
"This summer should see THUMPER become unstoppable"
"Creatively they are a band that refuse to stand still."
THUMPER are a noise-pop quintet from Dublin, delivering bubblegum pop through a wall of sonic death. With a reputation for raucous and frenzied live shows, 3 EPs full of lo-fi ear worms (think Sonic Youth vs Abba), and penchant for howling feedback and pounding rhythm, this is a band u'll love 2 love.
THUMPER have played with The Amazons, The Prettiots (Rough Trade) as well as alongside several Irish contemporaries such as Squarehead, Fangclub, Raglans, OTHERKIN & Bitch Falcon (with the latter two featuring on the single "Rent Is Due").
Summer 2016 saw THUMPER release their second EP 'Magnum Opuss' on Little L Records, and appear at several festivals including Electric Picnic (IE), Knockanstockan (IE), Other Voices and TRUCK Festival (UK).
Magnum Opuss was subsequently featured in the top 10 EPs of 2016 by The Last Mixed Tape, REMY and District Magazine, with the single 'Dan The Man' also featuring in The Thin Air & District Magazine's top 100 songs of 2016.
"One of Ireland’s most exciting live bands... Magum Opuss is one of the records of the year"
The Last Mixed Tape
"Few bands will release a better EP than Magnum Opuss this year."
Remys Music & Film
POP! GOES THE WEASEL EP (2017) https://thumpermusic.bandcamp.com/album/pop-goes-the-weasel
MAGNUM OPUSS EP (2016) https://thumpermusic.bandcamp.com/album/magnum-opuss
THUMPER EP (2015) https://thumpermusic.bandcamp.com/album/thumper-ep