Live Review: Thumper – Night & Day – 6-10-22

Irish Pop Punk Sextet THUMPER bounce into Manchester Thurs 6th Oct at Night & Day Cafe.

3 years since their last visit to the City, the two drummer, four guitarist outfit will cram onto the stage at Oldham Street’s Night & Day Cafe to promote their debut album Delusions Of Grandeur.

While it features plenty of homages to classic alt-rock such as Weezer, Pixies and The Dandy Warhols, it is also steeped in the influence of contemporaries such as Viagra Boys, King Gizzard, Shame and even Idles at their most psychedelic. At other points, the bombastic nature of its production recalls Irish psych alumni My Bloody Valentine on Loveless or no wave veterans Sonic Youth on Daydream Nation. Nowhere is this bombastic recording process more apparent than on the record’s final act – the 20-minute ‘Overbite’ Suite consisting of three songs recorded and performed as one long piece. This epic attempt at pushing past the mould of what a ‘song’ can be in part justified by the album’s title. Sounds like fun and it’ll be interesting to see how it translates live. Also, any friend of Bambi is a friend of mine!

Advance tickets are still available at £10 here. Support comes from Body Water & Dead Cherry

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