Thomas Tantrum

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Thomas Tantrum
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Thomas Tantrum live at Shepherds Bush
Background information
Origin Southampton, England
Genres Indie
Years active2006 - 2011
LabelsSindy Stroker’s, Cool For Cats, Marquis Cha Cha
Members Megan Thomas
Dave Wade Brown
David Miatt
Jim Shivers
Past membersKen Robshaw

Thomas Tantrum are an indie pop band from Southampton, England.

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Thomas Tantrum consists of Megan Thomas (lead vocals, guitar), Dave Wade Brown (drums, vocals), David Miatt (guitars, vocals), and Jim Shivers (bass, vocals).

English singer-songwriter Lily Allen is considered one of Thomas Tantrum's famous fans. The band gained greater exposure in 2008 after Allen placed them in the "Top Friends" section of her MySpace page. [1] The band spent much of 2008 touring with bands such as The Futureheads, Glasvegas, White Lies and Dirty Pretty Things.

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In 2007 Thomas Tantrum performed live at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio One. Their performance at Reading Festival in 2008 was also broadcast on BBC 3 for BBC Introducing. The band were featured on the 27 August 2008 broadcast of "In New Music We Trust," a radio program hosted by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1. [2] A live version of their single "Work It" (performed at the Reading Festival) was played.

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Thomas Tantrum , their self-titled debut album, was released on 1 September 2008.

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Thomas Tantrum is the self-titled debut studio album by English rock band Thomas Tantrum, released on September 1, 2008. It features twelve tracks which include several songs that were previously released as stand-alone singles.

In a 24 March 2009 update, it was announced via the Thomas Tantrum Facebook page that original drummer Ken Robshaw had left the band as of 10 March. Ian Barnett, friend to bassist Jimmy Shivers, stepped in as drummer for a charity show before the official new drummer Dave Wade Brown was introduced in a MySpace blog entry on 3 April.

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  1. Lily loves Tantrum, BBC 6 Music
  2. "Huw Stephens – In New Music We Trust". BBC Radio 1 . 27 August 2008. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2016.