Monday, 24 September 2007

This Town Need Guns

Don't worry reader, I'm not suddenly taking a Charlton Heston role. To be honest, South London has enough ruddy weapons as it is.

No, instead I talk of Oxford based post-rock merchants. This Town Needs Guns are a fine little outfit who are pushing forward with vocal laden post-rock to aplomb. Off the back of support slots with Cats and Cats and Cats (who, despite hype are really pretty average) and more impressively, The Young Knives, whom they supported on Saturday and whom EGNTS missed at the Drowned in Sound free gig early that afternoon due mostly to Soccer Saturday and laziness.

The band, who find salvation with Meet Me In St Louis and others on Big Scary Monsters (1st home of Get Cape Wear Cape Fly) have just released a split EP/album with Cats x3 are on top of the world, shaming the Cats x3 effort with punchy instrumentation and cleverly engineered vocals. It's somewhere between Wheat, Aereogramme and something I can't quite put my finger on, maybe it's a touch punky?? Dunno. It's certainly some of the best recorded DIY stuff I've heard for a while. Well done lads!


This Town Needs Guns - "26 Is Dancier Than 4"

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