Thumpers – Dancing’s Done

December 28, 2012

Newly signed to Transgeressive offshoot ParadYse Records, childhood friends Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr make up the woozy world of Thumpers. Cracking debut track Dancing’s Done is a satisfyingly English take on the Animal Collective sound. Amidst vocal hollers, marching drums, and whoops sourced from the depths of a fantasy forest, a John Squire-esque guitar shimmies, like a glistening ray of pop light. It’s surprising how few UK bands have produced a response the euphoric wonky folktronics the Americans produce so well, so it’s great to hear a duo not just taking the sound on, but taking it forward. Recommended. 


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