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Thomas Tantrum To Support Independents With Forthcoming Release

Independent record store shoppers will be rewarded with bonus material

Speaking in an interview with DIY yesterday, Thomas Tantrum revealed their plans to support independent record stores through the release of their forthcoming album.

The record, which is due out in June, will come accompanied with bonus material when bought in independent shops.

Drummer Dave Wade Brown said of the project, ‘We’re mainly getting singles and b-sides together, and just loads of extra stuff like bonus tracks for the Japanese release and iTunes. It will be finished pretty soon though because you’ve got to hand all of the stuff over weeks and weeks in advance. ‘

He continued, ‘We’re doing this bonus CD for indie record stores so if you go and buy the physical release from an independent you get one. We haven’t decided how many tracks yet and we’ve got about three weeks to do that. So hopefully we can write some new stuff and do some alternative versions. If people go and buy that, they’ll get basically a double album.’

Frontwoman Megan Thomas says that the new material is a little different to their debut, ‘Our second album is quite different to our first album. The first album’s like, ‘yeah, here we are, we’re really poppy’ but the second one’s a bit more melodic and a bit more dream-pop melodic-escape.’

The band are getting ready to tour with Glasvegas for the second time but are unphased by the differences in their sounds, with Megan saying,‘it’s nice to have a bit of variety’.

Bassist Jim Shivers continues, ‘You do get a couple of lads that heckle out but overall, it’s surprisingly ok.’

You can catch Thomas Tatrum playing with Glasvegas next week:

MAY
03 MANCHESTER, Academy
04 CARDIFF, University
06 BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy

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