Having just released their debut EP 'Unkinder' on limited 12" vinyl through Transgressive Records and after a storming headline show at London's Hoxton Bar & Kitchen last week, Thumpers now announce a new string of support dates with Everything Everything and Ms Mr as well as a European tour with CHVRCHES.
THUMPERS are comprised of long time friends Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr. - their colourful, exuberant alt-pop celebrates their innate musical kinship and draws upon their shared childhood memories.
The 4-track EP reveals a band bristling with ideas and feaures a Jack Savidge (Friendly Fires) remix. Listen to the EP here.
Recorded in their Warwickshire hometown where the London-based duo decamp to write and produce all of their music, the single features additional vocals ?from Marcus' sisters - true to the band's tight knitted collaborative vision - alongside astral synths and lush melodies to create their heady blend of modern pop.
Though Pepperell (vocals, guitar, keys) and Hamson Jr. (drums, vocals, bass) produce the majority of their music themselves, they have recently begun working with David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything) who lends additional production and his mix skills to 'Unkinder (A Tougher Love)'.
Live, they are augmented by an interchanging cast of friends and musicians in faithfully bringing their immersive dynamics and grand scale sonic vision to the stage. The ensemble cast recently recorded a Radio 1 Maida Vale session for Huw Stephens and will be heading into the studio for 6 Music's Lauren Laverne next week.
THUMPERS are currently finishing their debut album with David Kosten.
Upcoming live dates:
28th June - Guildhall, Gloucester w/ Everything Everything
5th July - Blissfields Festival, Winchester
11th July - Haunt, Brighton w/ MS MR
13th July - Leefest, Surrey
15th July - Academy 3, Manchester w/ MS MR
16th July - Temple Institute, Birmingham w/ MS MR
17th July - Electric Ballroom, London w/ Ms MR
19th July - Truck Festival, Oxford
20th July - Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
26th July - FarmFest, Somerset
16th Aug - Beacons Festival, Yorkshire
1st Sept - Lodestar Festival, Cambridge
8th Oct - Academy, Dublin w/ Everything Everything
9th Oct - Limelight, Belfast w/ Everything Everything
20th Oct - AB, Brussels w/ Chvrches
23rd Oct - Gebaude 9, Cologne w/ Chvrches
25th Oct - Strom, Munich w/ Chvrches
26th Oct - Postbanhof, Berlin w/ Chvrches
29th Oct - Vega, Copenhagen w/ Chvrches
30th Oct - Debaser, Stockholm w/ Chvrches