Wednesday, 15 December 2010
It’s been two years since the release of our self-titled first album and now we are getting ready to release our second!
Since the first album came out, we've been cooped up in rehearsal studios and crammed in each others’ living rooms, trying to mould the perfect follow up. The introduction of new drummer Dave Wade Brown in 2009 meant we had to find our musical feet again and really think about how we wanted it to sound.
We spent last year travelling to and from Halifax to work with producer Richard Mcnamara and now with all the other elements in place in 2011 we can finally release it. Yeehah! We consider this album as a fresh start. Whilst still retaining the poppy vibe of the first album, the second lends itself to something more melancholic and contemplative.
There will be a single early next year, and plenty more to follow after that, but in the mean time we’ve made you a Christmas present! We trotted off to Real World Studios in Bath last week and came back with three brand new tracks (separate to the album) to make up a special free download Christmas EP we have entitled "Birdsong", and it's out now!
To get it, all you have to do is head to our web site (link to www.thomastantrum.co.uk) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thomas-Tantrum) and sign up to our mailing list.
Everyone who does that gets the EP as a free download. The first 50 people to sign up to the mailing list will also get sent the EP on CD, as well as a Christmas card signed by us all. The second 50 will be sent the signed Christmas card.
We hope you enjoy the tracks! Have a great Christmas and we’ll see you all soon
Thomas Tantrum x
Saturday, 11 December 2010
I was asked to pick the names out of a hat for the Macha Jewellery Competition winner!
and the winner was Mary Tafuri all the way from Washington! congratulations Mary!
I adore Macha Jewellery, the necklace i'm wearing in the photo is my absolute fave and it's called the nico necklace
I also got sent a free necklace in the post as a prezzie yipeee!
merry christmas everyone (nearly)
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
photos (c) dave wade brown [1,2,4] and Megan Thomas 
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Monday, 1 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
things are going to kick off for us pretty soon we have a plan of action and it looks like we're going to be releasing a christmas ep (which we haven't recorded yet) but a protools rig is on the way to us and then we can experiment with demos and post music on here on a more regular basis!
after the christmas ep we will be releasing our first single in aaages which is called 'Sleep' and then another single in line with the album release. There's still an awful lot of work for us with artwork etc but it shouldn't take too long i hope.
ANYWAY here are some photos from the show we played the other night. we are rubbish at online promotion we need to get better apparently. so here goes.
apologies if all of these are halved but i don't know how to do the resize code thing. dearie me.
will write more soon.
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
This is a proper festie, no advertisment, no bullshit. Just good old live music and the local Vicar selling homemade ice-cream
Full line up.....http://www.thisistruck.com/truck-festival-lineup.aspx
We are also featured in the latest issue of who's Jack Magazine (who we will be playing a gig for @ Proud Galleries, Camden on 28th July) Check it out here.....
http://www.whosjack.org/issue-38-july-out-now/ (pg 52-55)
And finally a couple of fresh(ish) songs to feast your ears upon. Recorded live in the Manchester BBC studio.
Visit our Soundcloud page at...
Fun with a capital 'F'
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Northern Ireland still uses pounds sterling, while southern Ireland has moved to Euros. Northern Irish pounds ARE legal tender in England but you will rarely see them. Although we played a show in Belfast last year then flooded the Hamptons cash till with Irish notes on our return.
There is a free download of our new song 'The Last Kiss' on www.myspace.com/thomastantrum, let us know if you want to hear more
Thursday, 27 May 2010
DO YOU DIY PART 2@ The Old Queen's Head, Islington, this coming Monday 31st May.
The Lexington on June 14th with our friends The Lovely Eggs.