Thumpermonkey recording vocals for their new album. Contains scenes of exhaustion at recording the word ‘haunting’ 10,000 times.
Thumpermonkey recording keys for their upcoming album. Contains a very short clip of the cloudscape above The Hague. You know, for atmosphere.
Thumpermonkey record bass for their upcoming studio album.
Thumpermonkey record drums at Urchin Studios for their upcoming studio album.
Rael and Woody discuss the pre-production process for the upcoming Thumpermonkey album.
…and it’s currently wide enough to be blocking the pipeline with its untempered girth. Lots of new fragments, as well as some old tunes that have finally forced themselves into the correct shape, including ‘Veldt‘ which we performed at a Tim Smith benefit show last year, and something else we’re currently calling ‘Giraffes’ which includes some vague narrative about doing a conga during an asteroid based extinction level event.
And talking of gigs, if you are in any way connected to booking shows / festivals, you could do a lot worse than look at our new press one sheet, detailing all the lovely, clever things people have said about us since we released ‘Sleep Furiously’.
In the meantime, (in case you hadn’t noticed), the team has been busy with their own nonsense. Rael recently released his sumptuous ‘Mandrake‘ album on Believers Roast, Michael has gone to the other end of the spectrum with the broken art rock pluralism of ‘Eat Your Robot‘, and Sam has been busy smashing everyone’s neck off with Let’s Meet Jesus. Enjoy.
More news as it newses.
‘Sleep Furiously’, the new 11 track album by Thumpermonkey will be released on the 31st of October 2012, through ‘Believers Roast‘, the label formed by Kavus Torabi, (Knifeworld, Cardiacs, Guapo). It was recorded in collaboration with Anthony Chapman, and is our first album with new recruit Sam Warren. Album artwork, (perhaps depicting the prototype for a new animatronic stage prop), is by Lee Mason.
A series of videos made by Thumpermonkey singer / guitarist Mike Woodman, (who also created the video for Knifeworld’s Clairvoyant Fortnight) are currently in post production, including an album trailer which will be online shortly.
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Welcome to the new Thumpermonkey website, lovingly themed by Mike Hutchinson.
Work continues apace on the as yet untitled new album, which is currently being mixed by Anthony Chapman. Were still working on a few tracks as well; all we can say at the moment is that it will be landing at some point in 2012, along with a few new videos, and appearances across the UK, (including slot at our beloved Malcfest).
We’re also super excited to welcome new bass player Sam Warren to the fold, just in time to get some low-end grunt on the new recordings after a year of cheating with octave pedals. Check out his piercing stare in the recent photo-shoot by The Chaos Engineers. Incidentally, we can’t praise their work highly enough, (not just the hot pictures of Sam).
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