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. 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. 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.
27 March 2011 the band released their debut single from their new album which is called "Sleep". The second single is entitled "Hot hot summer" and will be released in June 2011. The Band's long awaited and highly anticipated second album "Mad By Moonlight" was released June 2011.