Preview: This Town Needs Guns @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
If you have been craving a little math-rock recently (and we know you have), then make sure to head down to the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen tomorrow, when arguably two of the UK’s best, This Town Needs Guns and Talons will be hitting the stage.
We first encountered This Town Needs Guns just over a year ago, when they started touring their first full length album, Animals. The band who formed in 2004, clearly draw inspiration from the work of Tim Kinsella and bands such as American Football, with their very technical sound. They make use of asymmetrical time signatures and complex accenting between guitar and drums to creating unique melodies, which will have any fan of either math or indie rock tapping their foot along.
If this sounds like your kind of thing, then boy are you in for a double treat, as they will be supported by the equally talented Talons. The instrumental group from Hereford, recently supported the likes of Rolo Tomassi and Vessels and are beginning to make quite the name for themselves. Their unique, yet easily accessible sound, fuses the explosive energy of hardcore, the subtleties of post-rock and the fractured song structures and complexities associated with math-rock.
The show promises to be a fun night with some very talented musicians. Tickets are available now for £7+ booking fee or £9/£7 NUS on the door.
A little something I wrote for the Londonist