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Dublin six-piece THUMPER bring their irresistible freak-outs to Newcastle’s Think Tank? Underground on Tuesday 25th February, as part of a UK tour that follows a not-too-shabby 2019 for the band.

Their debut EP, Out of Body Auto-Message, teased us with the kind of experimentation and rule-breaking we can expect from them in years to come: its sun-drenched opener (You’re Bringing Me) Down bowed to no time pressure from the bubble-gum side of their genre, taking its sweet time across seven minutes; if all-guns-blazing second track AFL made you think you already had them figured out, they shock with dry screams and slowly melting vocals in ten-minute closer 3am & Restless. With its thrashing nod to the EPs title, this song gave us a defiantly literal depiction of the techno-despair that submerged Radiohead at the end of the last century.

Hailed for their live shows, which have seen them strip to the waists and climb over chairs to jump in and mosh with fans, THUMPER show no signs of wanting to bring down their resting heart rates, and after selling gigs out in London, Bristol and their hometown (twice) last year, it’s certain there will be more than a few North East fans ready to get Restless.

THUMPER play Think Tank? Underground on Tuesday 25th February

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