Monday, July 26, 2010

This Town Needs Guns Tours UK w/ Oceansize!

Animals, sees the Oxford-based indie kids take care of the wizardry, combining math-rock time signatures, intricate guitar / bass tapestries and a rip-roaring vocal that swoops above the virtuoso sonics like a musical trapeze artists. The tracks themselves retain a fine balance between the intellectual and emotional, the cerebral and the visceral. - Rock Sound

Opening Song 'Chinchilla' is an intricate Foals-gone-emo sigh of a rocker. 'Baboon' brings the math-rock virtuoso further to the fore, pushing it and 'Badger' atmospherically in the realm of Mogwai or Dirty Projectors. Showing they can do nice choruses when they want is 'Lemur', which is like a brainy Snow Patrol. - NME

When This Town Needs Gun hit their mark they sound stylish, sussed and like reformed mathcore men Minus The Bear covering seminal Mancunian miserablists The Smiths. Good, in other words Remember the name This Town Needs Guns. Although in fairness, it's hard to forget. - Kerrang

Oxford, UK's This Town Needs Guns has been building an ever-growing fanbase since the release of their debut album Animals in March 2009, which garnered critical acclaim from fans and press alike. Animals highlights the bands intricate balance between indie rock, catchy pop and technical prowess, all while ignoring the lure of special effects and studio wizardry. Coming off their first US & Canadian tour with label mates Native in June 2010, This Town Needs Guns returned home only to be tapped to support one of the UK's most popular exports, Oceansize, on a tour around their home country playing to some of the largest crowds to date. Following the tour they plan to stay off the road for a bit to begin the writing process for their next LP to come out sometime in 2011 via Sargent House.

This Town Needs Guns Live

w/ Oceansize
Sep 18th - Newcastle Academy 2
Sep 19th - Glasgow Oran Mor
Sep 20th - Aberdeen Café Drummonds
Sep 21st - York Fibbers
Sep 23rd - Leeds Cockpit
Sep 24th - Liverpool Academy
Sep 25th - Cambridge ARU
Sep 26th - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sep 28th - Birmingham Academy 2
Sep 29th - Cardiff Millenium Hall
Sep 30th - Stoke Sugarmill
Oct 1st - London Koko
Oct 2nd - Oxford Academy 2

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