Ireland’s favourite noise makers Thumper are delighted to release their brand new single, ‘Topher Grace’ is out tomorrow, Friday 26th June 2020.
To celebrate they will be performing a live stream gig this Saturday, 27th June at 9PM via their YouTube Channel.
‘Topher Grace’ is about going out on the rip as an act of self-destruction, thinly disguised as a voyage of self-reflection. It swings from sincerity to hyperbole and back again, in the voice of someone who’s too deep in it to see the wood for the trees. Honesty and braggadocio form a potent cocktail, as the narrative is bent to breaking point.
Speaking about the writing process for ‘Topher Grace’, singer Oisin Leahy Furlong says;
“In writing the song I wanted to see if I could free myself of the song writing crutches I would normally reach for – like structure and melody – and replace them with a more considered approach to lyric writing and performance. It’s a terrifying thing to hone your craft only to tear the rule book up, but the results were very rewarding. I spent the best part of 3 months recording several different demos until I plucked up the courage to bring it to the band. It ended up being a very cathartic experience and tapped into a creative space we had never gone before. I took inspiration from songwriters like Courtney Barnett and James Murphy, to Mark E. Smith and Nick Cave, with the latter especially influencing the bridge between lyrical sentiment and true performance”.