THUMPER - Dan The Man
Info: THUMPER are a noise-pop quintet from Dublin, delivering bubblegumpop through a wall of sonic death. With a reputation for raucous and frenzied live shows, 2 EPs full of lo-fi ear worms (think Sonic Youth vs Abba), and penchant for howling feedback and pounding double-drums, this is a band u'll love 2 love.
This summer saw THUMPER release their second EP "magnum opuss" on Little L Records, and appear at several festivals including Electric Picnic (IE), Knockanstockan (IE), and TRUCK Festival (UK).
'Dan The Man' was certainly a complete standout track for me when I got to lovingly allow THUMPER's sophomore EP, Magnum Opuss, noisily swim around my head back in June. Following on from previous single 'Rent Is Due' on the release, I mused; "Second track 'Dan The Man' proves the lead single was no flash in the pan. There's a more Californian flavour on this one, and it somehow resides in the middle of Beck's Mellow Gold and Odelay, think 'Loser' morphing into 'Devil's Haircut'. Yet it's not just standalone fuzzed out lo-fi, acknowledgement must be firmly given to the glorious lead-guitar bends and riffs from 1:37 on."
Listening to 'Dan The Man' again almost five months later it still reaches those highs in terms of enjoyment, to my great regret, 2016 is about to end without me seeing the band live, something that must be remedied as early as possible in the New Year. You can hear and download the rest of the magnificent Magnum here....! http://thumpermusic.bandcamp.com/
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