- 20 Jan 22
As contemporaries of Fontaines D.C. and The Murder Capital, THUMPER have cornered the noise-pop market by fuelling their huge sound with psych-drenched noise.
Dublin guitar rockers THUMPER have announced their brand new single 'Overbite', taken from their forthcoming debut album Delusions of Grandeur.
The rising outfit will finally drop their LP on 18 March 2022 via Eva Magical Music Sounds, with 'Overbite' landing on Friday, January 28.
Seeing THUMPER live is quite the experience, featuring a line-up of three guitarists, a bassist, two drum kits, and four-part harmonies, often totally at odds with the chaos below. THUMPER combine intense and wry lyricism with a huge, punk, sonic assault to startling - and hugely powerful - musical effect.
The BIMM graduates' latest single, 'Overbite' ebbs and flows in the band's signature style, shifting from fuzzy, riff-riddled soundscapes with compelling melodic shifts to a subdued, stripped-back rendition of the song's returning motif.
"With lyrics full of nightmarish images alluding to the failure of a relationship 'Overbite' is the first part of a sprawling 20-minute long psych opus that ends our debut album," Lead singer Oisín Leahy Furlong explains.
"Releasing one-third of a song as a single is probably a strange career move, but then nothing about the THUMPER process ever seems to go by the book.
"With 'Overbite', we applied a different method to our songwriting, changing from our usual approach where I bring a musical concept for the band to run with. It's one of the first purely collaborative efforts, in that Alan wrote the music and I wrote the lyrics."
The Overbite Suite is broken down as follows:
(i) Overbite 4.21
(ii) The Ghost
(iii) Down in Heaven
Check out the powerful artwork for Delusions of Grandeur below:
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Revisit THUMPER's incredible January 2021 gig, streamed exclusively from the Hot Press YouTube channel, here.
Image credit: Ruth Medjber