Alex Thomas is an English drummer from Lutterworth, Leicestershire, who currently performs with Squarepusher and Air. He also performed with John Cale (2013).

Alex Thomas
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Background information
Born (1978-10-10) 10 October 1978 (age 41)
Lutterworth, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
  • Drums
  • percussion
Associated acts

He joined Bolt Thrower on 21 August 1997. He played drums on Mercenary[1] and the Into The Killing Zone tour, then left the band in 2000 due to lack of interest in the musical direction that Bolt Thrower were taking.

He has also played with Badly Drawn Boy, Groop Dogdrill, New Young Pony Club, UNKLE, Saint Etienne, Bat For Lashes, played guitar with Fridge and under the name Earl Shilton, he has released the album Two Rooms (Full of Insects) released on the Invisible Spies record label.

On 29 May 2008 Natasha Khan announced the new Bat For Lashes live line-up in advance of her support slot on the Radiohead 2008 European tour. "The Blue Dreams" includes Thomas.

As of 2018 Alex has been playing with Anna Calvi appearing on her album "Hunter". On 2 September 2019 Alex was welcomed in to the Zildjan Family of worldwide Artists.

Selected discographyEdit


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Bolt Thrower". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 April 2010.