Dublin’s THUMPER are establishing themselves as one of Ireland’s most promising and exciting bands. With an unconventional line-up of two drummers and four guitarists, THUMPER’s maximalist wall of sound has set them apart in the Dublin music scene. As BBC Radio 6’s Chris Hawkins put it, they are ‘punching like heavyweights alongside Fontaines DC and The Murder Capital.’
2022 saw the release of their debut album, Delusions of Grandeur. The album is an epic introduction to the bands psych-drenched rumble which juxtaposes towering walls of distortion with saccharine melody and unabashed hooks. Championed by notable tastemakers like CLASH Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, GoldenPlec, BBC Radio 1, DJ Gemma Bradley and many more and having gained support from Spotify with playlisting on All New Punk (Cover Artists), The Punk List and Alternative Ireland, as well as Amazon Music’s Fresh Rock and Best New Bands, THUMPER have been gaining traction with music listeners and festival goers alike. THUMPER have received UK and international airplay across BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio X, KEXP, Kink, Kerrang and many more as well as having made noteworthy TV performances on RTE’s Tommy Tiernan Show and Other Voices.
The sextet are not to be missed with their unique live setup and rapturous high energy sound.