Ones to Watch: Thumpers' 'Galore'
by Stephanie Benson | April 9, 2014
We here at Rhapsody are always on the hunt for exciting, innovative new musicians. So we reinstated our Ones to Watch series, where we focus on one emerging artist for an entire month, and provide you with exclusive content from the promising up-and-comer. We've chosen London-based duo Thumpers as our featured artist for the month of April, and it's perfect timing because their debut album, Galore, is a sunny slice of indie pop just ripe for the impending summer. Listen to it now and read our indie editor Dan Weiss' thoughts on the album, below:
Thumpers take beachy, sample-friendly U.K. indie pop and compress several other styles into a blunt, effective instrument to tickle your brain-body continuum. They utilize big booming drums a la The Big Pink's "Dominos" and Andy Partridge-style vocal melodies. File these guys under bands like Tanlines, The Naked and Famous and other multilayered hook machines skilled at racing to your pleasure button. The ultra-catchy "Dancing's Done" and "Sound of Screams" will have you craving more.