- 25 Jan 21
Watch Thumper's highly anticipated gig from The Button Factory tonight at 8pm – streaming exclusively on the Hot Press YouTube channel, and part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media.
THUMPER are back – with a bang! Following lauded sets from Lethal Dialect, Blackbird & Crow, Vernon Jane and New Valley Wolves in recent weeks, the series of streamed gigs from The Button Factory in Dublin continues tonight, January 25, with a performance from acclaimed Dublin band THUMPER – kicking off at 8pm, and streaming exclusively on the Hot Press YouTube Channel.
Their touring plans may have been put on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, but THUMPER have continued to establish themselves as one of the most thrilling bands in the country over the past 12 months – with the release of two new singles as well as a raucous Eurosonic show and a month-long tour of the UK and Europe in early 2020. Their latest single, 'Topher Grace', marked a bold new direction in THUMPER's approach.
“Bringing that to the band was pretty terrifying, because I just sounded like a madman when I brought it into the room,” singer Oisin Leahy Furlong told Hot Press at the time of release. “I brought this seven-minute-long noise rock thing with no chorus, spoken word, and I’m asking them all to play the same thing for like ten minutes, over and over again – and then asking them to release it as a single. I think I had them at their wit’s end! It was a departure in a lot of ways, but ultimately I think it pushed us out of our comfort zone, which can only be a good thing creatively.”
Following the success of 'Topher Grace', THUMPER released a three-track EP, featuring remixes of the track by Senu, Aonair and Russell Grand.
Up next on the Button Factory series:
Monday February 1 - New Secret Weapon
This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme.
Watch tonight's THUMPER show on the Hot Press YouTube channel below – going live at 8pm: