Release Date February 11, 2014
Catalog No SP1062
Formats LP, CD, and Digital
“Comprised of long time friends Marcus Pepperell (vocals, guitar, keys) and John Hamson Jr. (drums, vocals, bass), THUMPERS make colourful, exuberant alt-pop that celebrates their innate musical kinship and draws upon their shared childhood memories. The London-based band combine layered androgynous vocals with muscular drums, astral synths and shimmering guitars in a celebration of the breathless sensations of youth and coming of age.
Friends since the age of 11 and playing in bands together since their teens, the two reignited their musical bond again in early 2011. Initially exchanging ideas over long distance correspondence, they used breaks from travel and other projects for intensive, marathon recording sessions. Retreating to the familiar surroundings of their hometown, they worked intuitively and resourcefully in utilizing every means at their disposal (with siblings occasionally joining in on the recording process) with the sole objective of producing great recordings touched by a transcendental jubilance and vague air of the otherworldly.
Live, THUMPERS are augmented by an interchanging cast of friends and musicians in faithfully bringing their immersive dynamics and grand scale sonic vision to the stage.
THUMPERS will release Galore, their debut album, on February 11th in North America via Sub Pop. The record was produced by Pepperell and Hamson along with David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything).”
MP3 download included with all vinyl releases
- Dancing's Done
- Sound of Screams
- Unkinder (A Tougher Love)
- Come on Strong
- Now We Are Sixteen (feat. Summer Camp)
- Wilder Wise
- Running Rope
- Together Now