This Town Needs Guns

This Town Needs Guns

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This Town Needs Guns set out to find an intricate balance between indie rock, catchy pop and technical prowess, all while ignoring the lure of special effects and studio wizardry. Through this process, their debut full-length Animals was born.

Biography

Oxford is home to the oldest University in the English-speaking world, but more recently has been acknowledged as a musical hotbed with a habit of producing some of the most vital bands around today (Radiohead and Foals, to name a few). Their latest export is This Town Needs Guns, a band being hailed as the darling buds of the thriving UK indie scene. The band have toured across Europe with the likes of I Was A Cub Scout, Meet Me In St Louis, Rolo Tomassi and Maps & Atlases and the release of 2007's split EP with Cats And Cats And Cats garnered critical acclaim from fans and press alike.

This Town Needs Guns entered the studio in April 2008, setting out to find an intricate balance between indie rock, catchy pop and technical prowess, all while ignoring the lure of special effects and studio wizardry. Through this process, their debut full-length Animals was born; a collection of songs that bring to light the band’s pure, clever and earnest song writing ability. Tim Collis' guitar sounds as though it's being caressed by 6 hands as his brother, Chris, flings his sticks around the drum kit not wanting to leave any tiny patch un-touched. Bassist Dan Adams completes the rhythm section with his dancey, jazz influenced bass lines while Stuart Smith's vocals dip and soar, taking this record from thought provoking depths to sky-scraping triumphs.

Discography

Hippy Jam Fest / Denial Adams - single 06, digital download itunes BSM

I'll tell you for Why / Belle & Sebastian - 06 digital download BSM

Cats x3 split EP - 2007, 1000 pressing - sold out BSM

Japanese back catalogue release

Australia back catalogue release

Animals album release oct 2008 UK release BSM

Animals album release april 2009 US Sargent House

Animals album release 2010 Japan

US radio airplay figures available upon request

High UK radio plays on XFM, Radio 1, Radio 6, various regioanl

Set List

9 songs
45 mins

Chinchilla
Baboon
Lemur
If I Sit Still Maybe Ill get out of here
Adventure Stamina Anger
Panda
Pig
Belle and Sebastian
26 is dancier then 4