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May 9, 2011 by  

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Thomas Tantrum have announced that their new album, ‘Mad By Moonlight’ will be released on June 12th and the single ‘Hot Hot Summer’ will be available to download a week before on June 5th. ‘Mad By Moonlight’ is the glorious second album from Southampton’s super talented Thomas Tantrum. A polished, verging on perfect indie-pop proposition, the all new Thomas Tantrum come bearing scrumptious melodies, lyrical sophistication and, for the very first time, the occasional synth…

Based solely around sleep, or lack of it; the album includes references to female insanity, insomnia and things that go bump in the night. Each song is effortlessly wrapped in a dream like sonic cotton wool and influenced by each members love for wildly varying music whether it be The B-52s, Abba, The Sugarcubes or The Cure.

Thomas Tantrum released their eponymous debut in 2008 to great critical acclaim with the likes of Lily Allen and Glasvegas hailing them as their favourite new band. Since then they’ve undergone some major changes. They’ve enlisted the talents of a new drummer, Dave Wade Brown, and front woman Megan Thomas’s voice has matured and blossomed but still keeps it’s wry innocence, charm and wit.

Before ‘Mad by Moonlight’ hits the shelves, the single ‘Hot Hot Summer’, which is possibly the most straightforward pop song on the album, is released on June 5th. It’s a prime example of their talents for writing swooning pop-punk with killer choruses and it comes complete with the typically cute and fun video that we’d expect from the band:

We can also announce the tracklisting for ‘Mad By Moonlight’:

1. Tick Tock (Satie)
2. Face The Music
3. Cold Gold
4. Sleep
5. Hot Hot Summer
6. We Are The People
7. Only Human
8. Turning Blue
9. On The Phone
10. Betty Blue
11. All In Your Head
12. Supermodel.

Not only that, but the band are hitting the road in June with their headline UK tour! Anyone that’s caught them recently will know that not only has their sound matured, but their stage presence has grown with them and as a live act, they just keep improving.

7th Aberdeen Tunnels
8th Glasgow Nice n’ Sleazies
9th Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
10th Sunderland Independent
11th Manchester Night And Day
13th Guildford Boileroom
14th Bristol Croft
15th Birmingham Institute 3
16th Exeter Cavern Club
17th Brighton The Hope
18th Southampton Joiners Arms
20th Cambridge Portland Arms
21st Chester,The Laugh Inn
22nd Liverpool O2 academy 2
23rd Leeds Milo



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