This Town Needs Guns, (sometimes shortened to "TTNG") are a math/indie-rock band originating from Oxford in the United Kingdom. They were formed in 2004, and are currently signed to the Big Scary Monsters Recording Company (UK), Sargent House (USA), Rallye (Japan), and Yellow Ghost Records (Australia).
Their debut full length album, Animals, was released in UK via Big Scary Monsters Recording Company in October 2008 and shortly after in the US via Sargent House Records. The band will be touring the UK, Europe and US throughout 2009.
Over the years the band's musical style has progressed and changed, although the focal point of their style has been the guitar work of Tim Collis interspersed with 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 asymmetrical 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.
- Animals (BSM - October 13, 2008, Sargent House -January 2009)
- This Town Needs Guns (Yellow Ghost - 2008, Rallye - 2008)
- Split CD with Cats and Cats and Cats (BSM - 2007)
- Stuart Smith - Vocals, Guitar
- Tim Collis - Guitar
- Jamie Cooper - Bass
- Chris Collis - Drums
- Dan Adams - Bass
- Jody Prewitt - Piano, Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Matt Bennington - Drums
Biography from Wikipedia