2013 saw Thumpers release their first three magnificent singles, tour with Everything Everything, CHVRCHES and sign to Sub Pop in North America for their debut album. Additionally, they played over 15 festivals including Reading & Leeds, performed live sessions for Radio 1's Huw Stephens and 6Music's Lauren Laverne as well as being playlisted on Radio 1's Introducing.
This year looks to be no less exciting, already tipped by the likes of VEVO, Transmitter, The Line of Best Fit, Independent on Sunday, Fake DIY and Amazing Radio, the duo now confirm their next single 'Galore' will be released on 24th February through True Say Recordings.
Written on the lyrical theme of exploratory, guilt-free hedonism, the single's lush atmosphere is heightened with field recordings from London, Warwickshire and Petra, Jordan collected over a yearlong period. David Kosten once again lent his additional production and mixing talents to bring the final version to life. 'Galore' is an exclusive to the UK album release and full details of their forthcoming debut LP will be announced later this month.
Premiered by Radio 1's Phil & Alice last night - as well as being chosen as their Record of the Week - 'Galore' is another slice of the colourful, exuberant alt-pop that THUMPERS are becoming known for.
Comprised of long time friends Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr. - THUMPERS will head out on tour again next month. 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. Having sold out their London show at The Lexington, they've confirmed The Scala for May and will also be heading out to SXSW Festival in March.
New live show
Thursday 22nd May @ The Scala, London
Tickets on sale 9am Friday 17th Jan
Upcoming live dates
17th Feb - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
18th Feb - Louisana, Bristol
19th Feb - Cavern Club, Exeter
20th Feb - The Lexington, London Sold Out
21st Feb - FIREWORKS Festival @ Le Trabendo, Paris
11-16th March - SXSW Festival @ Austin, Texas
26th March - AB Club, Brussels
27th March - Blue Shell, Cologne
28th March - M4 Music Festival, Zurich
29th March - Milla, Munich
31st March - Flex Club, Vienna
1st April - Futurum, Prague
2nd April - Comet Club, Berlin
3rd April - Molotow, Hamburg
4th April - Amsterdam, Paradiso
5th April - Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam