“Sound of Screams is the most delightful dose of alluring pop that every new band under the sun will no doubt want to emulate”
Thumpers are an alternative pop due based in London. Formed in late 2011 by childhood friends Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr, formerly of indie bands Antihero and Pull Tiger Tail respectively. Following Pull Tiger Tail’s split, Hamson went on to play drums with Noah and the Whale before playing bass and percussion with Friendly Fires on their Pala world tour. Their first track, “Sound of Screams” appeared online in April 2012 followed by a debut sold out live show at the Sebright Arms later that year.
Thumpers’ first single was “Dancing’s Done” which was released in February 2013 and received B-list status on the BBC 6 Music playlist, as well as strong support on BBC Radio 1, Xfm and Amazing Radio. The follow up single and this year’s debut album were released on the Transgressive label.