Contemporaries of Fontaines D.C. and The Murder Capital, Thumper are among the leading lights of the Irish scene. Over the last two years, the north Dublin six-piece have been developing their sound - and building an increasingly passionate following. They combine intense poetic lyrics with a big punky sonic assault to startling effect. While Delusions of Grandeur features plenty of homages to classic alt-rock such as Weezer, Pixies or 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 sheer bombastic nature of its production recalls Irish psych alumni My Bloody Valentine on Loveless or no wave veterans Sonic Youth on Daydream Nation.