Comprised of long time friends Marcus Pepperell (vocals, guitar, keys) and John Hamson Jr. (drums, vocals, bass), THUMPERS make colourful, exuberant alt-pop that celebrates their innate musical kinship and draws upon their shared childhood memories. The London-based band combine layered androgynous vocals with muscular drums, astral synths and shimmering guitars in a celebration of the breathless sensations of youth and coming of age. Live, they are augmented by an interchanging cast of friends and musicians in faithfully bringing their immersive dynamics and grand scale sonic vision to the stage.
THUMPERS' buoyant single "Unkinder (A Tougher Love)" was recorded in their Warwickshire hometown where the duo decamp to write and produce all of their music. The song features additional vocals from Marcus' sisters true to the band's tight knitted collaborative vision alongside and lush melodies to create their heady blend of modern pop. Though Pepperell and Hamson produce the majority of their music themselves, they recently began working with David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything) who lends his production and mixing skills to "Unkinder (A Tougher Love)."