NEWS: THUMPER release official video for seismic new single 'Summer Assault' 2

NEWS: THUMPER release official video for seismic new single ‘Summer Assault’

Dublin’s most hyped post punk forerunners, THUMPER have just released a video for “Summer Assault,” seeing them venture into new territory as they release their first new offering since their celebrated 2022 debut album, Delusions of Grandeur. The maximalist rockers have created a vignette of self sabotage. Their latest track, ‘Summer Assault‘ reflects a hapless relationship that carries on regardless; a narrator banging on the glass trying to warn the song’s protagonists of the “Rhododendrons” that “rot the entrance.”

With two drummers and four guitarists, they sweep the listener up in their sonic whirlwind with gritty post punk verve and layers of poetic depth, hidden within the lyrical crevices of their sonic walls. Each melody and hook competes for space over an ever expanding wall of guitars, bass and their signature double drums.

In just over three minutes, “Summer Assault” sees THUMPER craft their trademark maximalist riffs and harmonies into an ear worm of a pop song. Complementing THUMPER’s idiosyncratic style of noise-driven rock, the new video was directed by visual artist Julie Weber, and sees two concurrent yet wholly different lifestyles played out side by side. Weber explains:

“The music video for “Summer Assault” is an observation of human dualities, dichotomies and synchronicities. I was interested in the layered perspectives of seeing and being — is there such a thing as having a superior lifestyle? Does that mean being a social spider that attends parties, or is it being a health demon who eats beetroot for breakfast? One or the other? Neither or both?”  Watch here:

Weber is a director, artist and lecturer who examines concepts of being and becoming, creating moving image and performance works, textiles and sound compositions. Since 2017, she has collaborated with a range of artists including Æ MAK, Holly Hudson Taylor, Fears, ANDI and more. 

THUMPER came thundering into the ESNS Radio Charts with their last single 25”, gaining support from BBC R1 Future Artists with Jack Saunders and BBC R1 Future Alternative. They featured as the face of Spotify’s ‘All New Punk’ as well as gaining editorial support from Amazon Music,  BBC Radio 1 DJ Gemma Bradley and many more

The single comes off the back of their extensive European, UK and Irish tour, including sell out shows in Amsterdam, London, Paris and Dublin’s Whelan’s and reports of intense, euphoric live shows that need to be seen to be believed. The bombastic Dublin outfit have also played at Sŵn Festival in Cardiff and are gearing up for a set at RTE 2FM’s Rising on the Road as well as a highly anticipated New Year’s show with Sprints in Whelan’s, Dublin

Summer Assault is out now via Reckless Records. For more information see:


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NEWS: THUMPER release official video for seismic new single 'Summer Assault' 2

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