Fís & Fuaim
Thumpers - Unkinder (live in Austin, Texas)
Thumpers - Sound Of Screams (live in Austin, Texas)
Supported by BBC Introducing in London
Thumpers are the alternative pop creation of life-long friends Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr. Despite a minor diversion when John travelled the globe as the drummer for Noah & The Whale and then percussionist for Friendly Fires, the pair are back together and stronger than ever.
With their music written predominantly about their childhood, their tracks are fuelled with nostalgia and passion. Fuse this with percussion, a memorable beat, a captivating and harmonious voice and Thumpers have a pretty perfect pop record in their hands. Which is a win for us!
Thumpers were championed by their local BBC London Introducing programme, before receiving a heap of support on the airwaves from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, particularly from Steve Lamacq, Phil Taggart and Alice Levine.