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This Town Needs Guns Pro

Indie / Rock / Pop

832 fans / 136,247 total plays / 0 plays today

Oxford, United Kingdom

 
 
   
 
 

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  • TTNG, Formerly This Town Needs Guns, Issues Official Statement Regarding Band Name Change

    Yesterday, we blogged that UK's This Town Needs Guns has shortened their band name to TTNG. While TTNG's management group, Sargent House, posted a brief message regarding the change … Read More »

     
  • This Town Needs Guns Changes Band Name to TTNG

    The UK's This Town Needs Guns has officially changed their band name to something more abridged, simpler, and—maybe—a lot less controversial. Read More »

     
  • Exclusive: This Town Needs Guns Premieres 13.0.0.0.0

    Before you get all tripped up over This Town Needs Guns' cryptic album title, 13.0.0.0.0, allow us to drop you a hint: the Mayans. More specifically, the Mayan calendar's Long … Read More »

     
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Oxford, England's This Town Needs Guns has always been known for walking a tightrope line between pop melody and technical precision. But, their sophomore album, 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 creation.

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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  • Charlie (; said:
    You guys are amazing :D Jun 22
  • Otter said:
    chinchilla (: May 23
  • sheemal visun said:
    love! May 16
  • Jenny said:
    Saw you guys today at soundwave in brisbane. Never heard of you before, but absolutely loved your set!! Feb 26
  • Aw5c17a96xANh52dD0DKr4haPYP6I said:
    Animals is an amazing album. Please make moreeeeee! Dec 08
  • 3825becca said:
    "You know in time as much would’ve happened to us, our feelings blow out like a lamp light. " Dude... you guys... i love you! Nov 29
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  • Feffi(: said:
    love love love this town needs guns :) Oct 22
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