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Henry and Tim of TTNG perform an acoustic version of their song  “2 Birds, 1 Stone and an Empty Stomach” from the album entitled 13.0.0.0.0 while on a stop in Dublin, Ireland on their tour current tour. The video was shot and edited by our very own Dan Finnegan for Sargent House Europe.

TTNG Are currently on tour see ALL show details HERE


Tri-State Indie Video Interview with TTNG - UK Tour starts tomorrow - November 28, 2013

TTNG sat down to chat with Tri-State Indie on the last stop of their North American Tour at The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA on 11/16/2013. - Tomorrow, November 28th their headline tour in the UK starts with Victor Villarreal on all shows as support. See all show details below.


TTNG will play live on AudioTree in Chicago on October 26th & US Tour continues

Make sure to tune in to see it live both And So I Watch You From Afar and TTNG will be playing back to back sessions while in Chicago on Audiotree Live at 12PM and then 3:30 CST before they play that same night in Chicago at Subterranean on the  Sargent House tour also with Mylets.

SEE ALL TTNG TOUR DATES HERE


SARGENT HOUSE TOUR // ASIWYFA // TTNG // MYLETS
Oct 11 - Calgary, AB @ Broken City
Oct 12 - Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
Oct 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Oct 16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Oct 17 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Oct 18 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Oct 19 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Oct 20 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Oct 21 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Oct 22 - Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
Oct 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Oct 25 - Madison, WI @ The Sett - University of Wisconsin
Oct 26 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct 28 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Oct 29 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
Oct 30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 01 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Nov 02 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Nov 03 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Nov 04 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Nov 05 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Nov 06 - Washington, DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel
Nov 07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
Nov 08 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room w/ 65 DOS & Caspian too!
Nov 09 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Nov 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Nov 11 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Nov 13 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
Nov 14 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
Nov 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church


Oxford, England’s TTNG (formerly This Town Needs Guns) brought their intricate math-rock to the world with their 2008 debut Animals. Their latest offering is this year’s 13.0.0.0.0. When they stopped by our offices, they performed two songs from the album. We already posted “Cat Fantastic”; today, we’re sharing “Left Aligned,” which features similarly complex rhythms and a great deal of restraint from lead singer Henry Tremain.

Check out the performance above, and catch them in Canada this month as they play a string of dates North of the border on the Sargent House tour with And So I Watch Your From Afar and Mylets.

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TTNG Canadian Dates:
10/09 Vancouver, BC - The Media Club *
10/11 Calgary, AB - Broken City *
10/12 Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop *
11/09 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *
11/10 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks *
11/11 Montreal, QC - Il Motore *

* w/ And So I Watch You From Afar & Mylets

Filmed by Roberto Granados-Ocon
Audio by Nash Bussieres
Written & Edited by Michael Thomas


TTNG Announce UK & Irish dates upon their return from their N. American Tour

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TTNG have announced a string of dates across UK & Ireland in December to cap off their extensive touring this year joining them on all the shows will be Victor Villarreal (Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc).  Currently TTNG are in North American on tour with And So I Watch You From Afar and Mylets supporting their album 13.0.0.0.0 . These new shows will be the bands last UK shows for some time so that they can return to the studio early next year to begin writing for their next album.

SEE ALL TTNG TOUR DATES HERE

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SARGENT HOUSE TOUR // ASIWYFA // TTNG // MYLETS
Oct 08 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Oct 09 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
Oct 11 - Calgary, AB @ Broken City
Oct 12 - Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
Oct 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Oct 16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Oct 17 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Oct 18 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Oct 19 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Oct 20 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Oct 21 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Oct 22 - Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
Oct 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Oct 25 - Madison, WI @ The Sett - University of Wisconsin
Oct 26 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct 28 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Oct 29 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
Oct 30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 01 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Nov 02 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Nov 03 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Nov 04 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Nov 05 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Nov 06 - Washington, DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel
Nov 07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
Nov 08 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room w/ 65 DOS & Caspian too!
Nov 09 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Nov 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Nov 11 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Nov 13 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
Nov 14 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
Nov 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

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TTNG and Mylets played in Bratislava at Nu Spirit club - see more photos by Rudolf Baranovič from this show. And don’t miss both these bands touring together in North America with And So I Watch You From Afar as well for the Sargent House tour starting in Los Angeles on October 2, 2013 at The Echo.

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TTNG (formerly This Town Needs Guns) recently shed 25% of their band members and 75% of the letters in their name, but they’re still 100% hard-hitting math rockers. Having recently released sophomore album 13.0.0.0.0, the British trio came to the Exclaim! backyard to show off one of the new tunes.

The band played “Cat Fantastic,” the new album’s opening track, featuring complex time signatures and intricate riffs. Watch the performance below. After their European tour, the band will be returning to North America in the fall, with a few Canadian shows - See ALL Dates here. 

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By Matt Bobkin
Filmed by Roberto Granados-Ocon
Audio by Nash Bussieres
Edited by Ian Gormely


Made of Chalk: TTNG Live from Chicago “Left Aligned”

Here is the second of the three videos by Made of Chalk of TTNG live from Chicago performing “Left Aligned” from the new album 13.0.0.0.0.


Made Of Chalk: Live Videos First of Three to come “Adventure, Stamina & Anger “

The Made of Chalk Sargent House Takeover continues! Here is the first of three videos to come from TTNG who just released their second full length album titled 13.0.0.0.0 earlier this year. The band is currently on tour with Tera Melos in support of this release. You can check out the remaining dates here! and see Tera Melos and Native videos in the take over HERE.


Live Video Clip and Interview from Moscow



TTNG performing the song ‘Adventure, Stamina & Anger’ and Interview with our friends at Stop the Silence -  shot on February 12, 2013 @ B2 Club in Moscow, Russia.

TTNG will be heading out on tour with Tera Melos in the USA & CANADA starting April 18th - SEE ALL DATES HERE


MM: Interview with Tim Collis

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Ever-burned into our musical conscious through his affiliation with alternative heavy hitters TTNG (formally This Town Needs Guns), guitarist Tim Collis is renowned for his technical playing style and effortless, progressive technique. Having played in the Oxford-based band for countless years, with records released through Big Scary Monsters and Sargent House, we caught up with Tim off the back of an EU tour to talk about his playing style, his vintage Fender amp, and his inspirations as a musician…

What was it that made you want to start playing music?

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Subba Cultcha Interview with TTNG




TTNG spent last year re-imagining themselves as a band, pushing on to tour with an altered line-up. Where other bands would fall by the way-side, they’ve evolved enough to be firmly looking forward to a great future, and their recently released new album is the perfect hard evidence for it. James Fox had a chat with guitarist Tim Collis on where they’re at, and what’s in store next.

You’ve got a lot ahead of you it seems this year. But yesterday you had your new album out, 13.0.0.0.0, your first one as a three piece after Stu and Jamie left. How was the creative process this time?

It was pretty different, as you might expect with both Stu and Jamie leaving. Jamie was around for the writing of that album actually, and some of the basic ideas and riffs we started with had actually been around for a couple of years. So it was a bit funny – we had little bits from up to 2 or 3 years ago, some bits that were more recent to when the album was recorded, and quite a lot of parts that were just experimentation in the studio at the time. It was a weird process that combined all three ways, compared to the previous record where we just wrote a bunch of songs together, tried to grab what time we could, and recorded them pretty much as they were in rehearsal. It was a bit freer this time and it was more intense and definitely more serious. We’d flown producer Ed Rose over from the states so we knew it was a bit more serious and things had stepped up for us in some ways. It was a good process though.

The instrumentation on the record seems a little bit more adventurous?

Yeah, definifetly. We had a bit more time and a little bit more budget which is great because you can then obviously do things that are a bit more experimental. You’ve got the time and the ability risk it, and you’ve even got in a better a studio the means to do that with better equipment or different equipment. There are a few different flavours on there, some different instruments we tried out. There’s some really random stuff like wine glasses with liquid in them and making all sorts of noises with those. There are a few more effects. With the previous record it was pretty clean and it was just vocals, drums, bass, guitar and that was it. It was nice to try some new stuff out this time for sure.

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TTNG Are coming to America & Canada for tour with Tera Melos

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TTNG are happy to announce their upcoming USA & Canadian tour dates with Sargent House label mates Tera Melos.

SEE ALL SHOW DETAILS HERE

TERA MELOS & TTNG TOUR 2013
Apr 18, 2013 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Apr 19, 2013 - Seattle, WA  @ The Crocodile
Apr 20, 2013 - Vancouver, BC  @ The Media Club
Apr 23, 2013 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
Apr 24, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN  @ First Avenue 7th Street Entry
Apr 25, 2013 - Appleton, WI  @ Lawrence University
Apr 26, 2013 - Chicago, IL  @ Subterranean
Apr 27, 2013 - Detroit, MI  @ Majestic Theater/The Magic Stick
Apr 28, 2013 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Apr 29, 2013 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Apr 30, 2013 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
May 1, 2013 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 2, 2013 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 3, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA  @ The Fire - (early show) SOLD OUT
May 3, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA  @ The Fire - (late show) SOLD OUT
May 4, 2013 - Washington, DC @ DC9 
May 5, 2013 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
May 7, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 8, 2013 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
May 9, 2013 - Miami, FL @ Bardot
May 10, 2013 - Ybor City, FL  @ Crowbar
May 11, 2013 - Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
May 13, 2013 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 15, 2013 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
May 16, 2013 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
May 17, 2013 - Dallas, TX  @ Club Dada
May 18, 2013 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 
May 19, 2013 - San Antonio, TX  @ The Korova
May 20, 2013 - El Paso, TX  @ Low Brow
May 21, 2013 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
May 22, 2013 - San Diego, CA  @ The Casbah
May 23, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA  @ The Echo
May 24, 2013 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
May 25, 2013 - San Francisco, CA @ The Bottom of the Hill
May 26, 2013 - Fresno, CA @ Star Palace Ballroom


Mind Equals Blown: Gives This Town Needs Guns 13.0.0.0.0 a 9.0 Review

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The sophomore LP can present any number of obstacles for even the most surefooted band. Throw in member changes and the equation gets even a bit more fuzzy. But when you’re talking about This Town Needs Guns, the expectations even considering all of that are still present, if not also a tad tremendous. Nevertheless, the U.K. quartet turned power trio has returned with LP #2 in the form of 13.0.0.0.0, a slightly less poppy but arguably more adventurous offering than their previous album Animals. And for what they’ve been through in the years since that release, it’s a more than pleasant surprise that this record not only lives up to such heightened expectations, but completely obliterates them in the process.

Right off the bat, “Cat Fantastic” enforces a high level of musicianship from all three members that is carried quite effortlessly through the rest of the 12 tracks on the disc. Whether it’s ethereal tapping (“Havoc in the Forum”), free-flowing meters of strange proportions (“Triptych”) or the gorgeous chemistry of all involved (“Left Aligned”), it is simply astonishing at times what This Town Needs Guns can do. The tempos here fall a bit on the less pushing side, as the slower, acoustic lushness of “2 Birds, 1 Stone and an Empty Stomach” or the mid-tempo pulsing of “+3 Awesomeness Repels Water” feel just as good to the ears as earlier TTNG cuts that invoked more dancing than an actual vibe.

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The Rock Club Interview with Tim Collis of This Town Needs Guns

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Where did your band name come from and any regrets with that name in today’s climate?

Our previous singer Stu actually started the band when he was at uni and chose this name from a letter his friend once sent him. His friend had signed off the letter ‘This Town Needs Guns’ in reference to a bunch of scally-wags who had thrown a brick through a bus window at him.

Yes, we’re actually kind of regretful of the name at times but we hope that people realise it is just a band name and it doesn’t convey any of our views on guns or any other weapons for that matter. We’d hope people would take the time to listen to the music before basing their view of us just on a name.

How did you come to be in a band together and with what ambitions?

The band originally started like most bands - a bunch of friends just wanting to spend their time in a positive and fun way. We recently had a bit of a line-up change in that our singer left amicably to start a family and our bass player left to pursue a career in graphic design. Since Henry has joined us (undertaking both of these duties and more) we’ve still had the same outlook and just like at the beginning of the band, we’ve had no particular ambitions besides enjoying what we’re doing and taking what opportunities come our way.

How would you describe your sound for people yet to hear your music?

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