Thomas Tantrum

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

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


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.

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.

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

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.

The Band's second album Mad By Moonlight was released June 2011 and featured the single "Sleep", which had previously been released on 27 March.



  • Armchair (25 January 2007)
  • Shake It! Shake It! (16 November 2007)
  • Swan Lake (24 March 2008)
  • Work It (18 August 2008)
  • Rage Against the Tantrum (10 November 2008)
  • Birdsong EP (December, 2010)
  • Sleep (27 March 2011)


External links[edit]


  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.