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This Town Needs Guns

This Town Needs Guns is a math/indie-rock band originating from Oxford, United Kingdom. They were formed in 2006, and are currently signed to the Big Scary Monsters Recording Company (UK), Sargent House (USA), Rallye (Japan), and Yellow Ghost Records (Australia). Over the years the band’s musical style has progressed and changed, although the focal point of their style has been the impressive guitar work of Tim Collis interspersed with solid, and at points highly complex, drumming and sparse, melodic bass.

Early releases however, featured more distorted chord progressions, as well as a strong focus on the interlinking melodies of both Collis and Smith’s guitars. More recently however, the band’s music has become more technical; making more use of asymetrical time signatures and complex accenting between guitar and drums, plus an abandonment of distortion and guitar effects, giving way to more complex melodies. Pianist Jody Prewett also had a brief spell in the band.

current lineup:

Stuart Smith - vocals Tim Collis - guitar Chris Collis - drums Jamie Cooper - bass

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This Town Needs Guns sound stylish, sussed and like reformed mathcore men Minus The Bear covering seminal Mancunian miserablists The Smiths. Good, in other words. __[ Kerrang ].

The fingerprint of This Town Needs Guns is a one-of-a-kind distinction from any other band within the confines of contemporary indie rock. Their technical, methodic performing allows their music to shine, unparalleled on 13.0.0.0.0. In a word: Profound. __[ The Aquarian ].

Oxford, England's This Town Needs Guns today launch a stream of their entire forthcoming sophomore album, [ 13.0.0.0.0 ] one week ahead of its release. Listen/share the complete album. TTNG has always been known for walking a tightrope line between pop melody and technical precision. But, [ 13.0.0.0.0 ] finds the band blurring the lines so masterfully that their intricate, spindling guitar lines and soaring pop hooks reach unforeseen apexes. And, so it's fitting that the band titled their new album after esoteric means of counting: [ 13.0.0.0.0 ] referring to the Mayan calendar's Long Count indicating the beginning (August 11, 3114 BCE) and ending (December 21, 2012) of the current civilization.

[ 13.0.0.0.0 ] is their first album featuring their new vocalist Henry Tremain following the amicable departure of former lead singer Stuart Smith in 2011. This lineup shows considerable growth and cohesion with Tim Collis' signature bluegrass style finger-picking electric guitar lines weaving around brother and drummer Chris Collis' stop 'n' go syncopated rhythms as Tremain's rich vocals glide across the proceedings. But it's the band's earnest songwriting that really shines herein.

This Town Needs Guns have stayed true to their sound rather than chasing pop payoff like many of their contemporaries. The result is a leaner, stronger version of themselves similar to the way kindred spirits Pinback and Grizzly Bear have honed unique identities over many years. Album opener "Cat Fantastic" kicks things off at a spritely pace with an incredibly nimble clawhammer plucking guitar melody that sounds like a hybrid of Flatt & Scruggs crossed with Robert Fripp. But, it's the warmth to Tremain's voice and the song's hooky chord progression that makes it easy to forget the depth of musicianship on display throughout.

Elsewhere, ethereal vocal melodies weave together with rapid-fire guitar and bass interplay on "Havoc In The Forum" and a sliced-up sounding drum pattern on "I'll Take The Minute Snake." Tremain's vocal acrobatics in "Left Aligned" reach stunning highs while slithering bass chords, fugue-like guitar notes and rollicking drums form a sturdy base. "13.0.0.0.1" perfectly closes the album with a chiming lullaby of interwoven piano and lightly plucked guitar notes. [ 13.0.0.0.0 ] will be released worldwide on LP, CD and download via Sargent House on January 22, 2013.

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This Town Needs Guns Album Cover Artist - This Gown Needs Guns Album - 13.0.0.0.0 [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2013 [ 22nd JAN ] Genre - Indie-rock, Post-rock, Math-rock [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 01. Cat Fantastic 04:53 02. Havoc in the Forum 03. Left Aligned 03:24 04. In The Branches of Yggdrasil 05. I'll Take the Minute Snake 05:54 06. 2 Birds, 1 Stone And An Empty Stomach 07. Nice Riff, Clichard 08. Triptych 09. Pygmy Polygamy 10. A Different Kind of Tall (small) 11. +3 Awesomeness Repels Water 12. 13.0.0.0.1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ADVANCE EXCLUSIVE STREAM : This Town Needs Guns - 13.0.0.0.0 UK / EU VINYL & CD PREORDER : This Town Needs Guns - 13.0.0.0.0 DIGITAL PREORDER VIA BANDCAMP : This Town Needs Guns - 13.0.0.0.0 NORTH AMERICA VINYL & CD PREORDER : This Town Needs Guns - 13.0.0.0.0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ttng-hippie Artist - This Town Needs Guns Album - Hippy Jam Fest (The Likes Of Which Have Never Been Seen) Release Date - 2006 Genre - Indie-rock, Post-rock, Math-rock Tracklist 1 Hippy Jam Fest (The Likes Of Which Has Never Been Seen) 2 Denial Adams -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This Town Needs Guns - Hippy Jam Fest (The Likes Of Which Have Never Been Seen) Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ttng-wanna-come-back Artist - This Town Needs Guns Album - Wanna Come Back to My Room and Listen to Some Belle and Sebastian? / And I'll Tell You for Why Release Date - 2007 Genre - Indie-rock, Post-rock, Math-rock Tracklist 1 Wanna Come Back to My Room and Listen to Some Belle and Sebastian? 2 And I'll Tell You for Why -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This Town Needs Guns - Wanna Come Back to My Room and Listen to Some Belle and Sebastian? / And I'll Tell You for Why Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ttng-ttng Artist - This Town Needs Guns Album - This Town Needs Guns Release Date - 2008 Genre - Indie-rock, Post-rock, Math-rock Tracklist 1 26 is Dancier Than 4 2 And I'll Tell You for Why... 3 I'll Forget About You Throwing That Rock 'Cos That Dance Was Pretty Funny 4 1470 Man 5 Do You Wanna Come Back to My Room and Listen to Some Belle and Sebastian? 6 If I Sit Still Maybe I'll Get Out of Here 7 Japanese Ultra-Violence in D-Minor (The Saddest Chord) 8 It's Not True Rufus, Don't Listen to the Hat -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This Town Needs Guns - This Town Needs Guns Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- this-town-needs-guns-animals Artist - This Town Needs Album - Animals Release Date - 2008 Genre - Indie-rock, Post-rock, Math-rock Tracklist 01 Chinchilla 4:19 02 Baboon 3:26 03 Lemur 3:09 04 Badger 4:53 05 Quetzal 0:35 06 Panda 3:25 07 Elk 3:46 08 Pig 3:46 09 Gibbon 4:27 10 Dog 2:52 11 Crocodile 2:29 12 Rabbit 4:43 13 Zebra 1:50 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This Town Needs - Animals Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ttng-ccc-split Artist - This Town Needs Guns / Cats and Cats and Cats Album - Split Release Date - 2007 Genre - Indie-rock, Post-rock, Math-rock Tracklist 01 - CCC - Brilliant The Brilli Ant 02 - CCC - Anchoress 03 - CCC - Sweet Drunk Everyone 04 - CCC - Tower Tower 05 - TTNG - 26 Is Dancier Than 4 06 - TTNG - If I Sit Still Maybe I'll Get Out Of Here 07 - TTNG - 1470 Man 08 - TTNG - It's Not True Rufus, Don't Listen To The Hat -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This Town Needs Guns - Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Manacle | The Non | Antlers | The Littlest Viking | Little Victories -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TTNG

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