Tim Collis - Guitar
Chris Collis- Drums
Henry Tremain - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
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Management - Sargent House
Worldwide - Cathy Pellow - Manager
USA Day to Day - Jason Adams

Worldwide Label & Licensing - Sargent House 
Marc Jetton - Label 

Japan (only) Label - Stiff Slack

N. American - Brixton Agency
Talia Miller - Publicist

N. American  - United Talent Agency
Justin Bridgewater - Agent (NY/ Nashville Office)




TTNG Los Angeles live review // Grimy Goods 


Words & Photography: Danielle Gornbein

TTNG, formerly known as This Town Needs Guns came on stage. These Oxford gents were cheered on by fans of all ages. Frontman Henry Tremain takes on lead melodic vocals and bass, while brothers Tim and Chris Collis cover guitar and drums. The three-piece prove top of their game when it comes to technical stylings. Beginning their set with a track from their recent album release Disappointment Island, TTNG were just warming up. The set didn’t even get to track number three before they broke a guitar string. Taking the time to grab a new one, fans anxiously stood by waiting for this magic to continue. They really are just that, magical. From any spot in the crowd, you caught people swaying with their eyes closed, hands up to the ceiling, even some tears being shed… all the feels were present.

Disappointment Island is TTNG’s third full-length studio album and most definitely not the last. These guys take such pride in their work and it shows through their deliverance. Well done, gents.

See full photoset at Grimy Goods

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TTNG’s “Disappointment Island” is out today 


TTNG’s third album, Disappointment Island, is out today. You can find it in LP & CD (US $ - ships worldwide, UK £ - ships to UK/EU) or digital formats (iTunes, Spotify).

TTNG will be touring the US in just a few weeks, kicking off in San Francisco on July 21st. After playing their last show on the US run, the band flies back to the UK for ArcTanGent Festival and a show with toe, Steve Strong, and Yonen in Dublin. All tour dates can be found below - tickets are available HERE.

TTNG Disappointment Island Tour 2016

Jul-21 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
Jul-22 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Jul-23 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
Jul-24 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
Jul-26 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Jul-27 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Jul-28 El Paso, TX @ 5points Patio #
Jul-29 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
Jul-30 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder #
Jul-31 Houston, TX @ The Raven Tower #
Aug-02 Nashville, TN @ High Watt *
Aug-03 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory) *
Aug-04 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
Aug-05 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
Aug-06 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall *!
Aug-07 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry *
Aug-09 Boston, MA @ Great Scott * !
Aug-10 Hamden, CT @ The Space !
Aug-11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose #
Aug-12 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme #
Aug-13 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean #

Aug-18 Bristol, UK @ ArcTanGent Festival
Aug-20 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory w/toe, Steve Strong, Yonen

# MYLETS supporting
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! GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! supporting

See what people are saying about the album below - 


“TTNG take their care and sorrow into intelligent orchestrations that embrace complex patterns and don’t take them too far. They let them ride out into this realm of calm and deliberate palettes, making Disappointment Island more fun to be around.” - New Noise Magazine, 4/5


“TTNG has always been one of the few math-rock bands to have an innate sense of melody—something that’s improved after playing with the likes of American Football and rubbed off on tourmates like Tera Melos—and jams like “Coconut Crab” suggest that maybe there’s a benefit to knowing all that music theory.” - A.V. Club


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TTNG streaming new album “Disappointment Island” on The Independent 


by Remfry Dedman
photo by Nick Sayers

The long-awaited third LP from TTNG (FKA This Town Needs Guns) is finally released on 8th July via Sargent House, and The Independent are exclusively streaming it three days before official release. Disappointment Island is the first album to feature the band as a trio after former bassist Jamie Cooper left in 2011 and was written in two sessions two years apart. One session took place at the beginning of 2013 and the other in 2015, with the band entering the studio to record later that year. Disappointment Island was recorded live to tape over 10 days at Chicago’s pre-eminent Electrical Audio studios by Greg Norman (Mclusky, Russian Circles, Pelican) and mastered by Shellac’s Bob Weston and, unbelievably, is named after a real uninhabited island off the south coast of New Zealand. Employing barely any distortion or guitar effects, the supremely intricate technical playing of guitarist Tim Collis makes for a beautifully wistful yet mathematically elaborate bedrock for bassist / vocalist Henry Tremain’s mellifluous tones and drummer Chris Collis’s atypical drumming patterns.

The artwork was created by Ukrainian artist and illustrator Irena Zablotska. ‘She’s a great artist’ says Chris. ‘We came across her artwork quite randomly one day. We always wanted to use it as the album cover, even before we had the title for the album. In fact, we had joked about Disappointment Island for quite a long time after we saw it on a map. When we were discussing possible titles, Tim remembered Disappointment Island, and at first we said ‘there’s no way we could call it that!’ But the more we let the idea sit, the more we liked it. It seemed to bring everything together really well - encapsulating the artwork, the lyrical content, and our struggles and stresses getting the album written and recorded. Recording live to tape was very pressured - trying to get all three of us playing perfectly all the way through was quite a challenge! In the end I am very proud of what we achieved and this album would not have happened without the great encouragement and support of our loved ones.’


Click HERE to stream the new album and read a track-by-track analysis of the album by drummer Chris Collis.

(via The Independent)

Consequence Of Sound premieres new TTNG track “Sponkulus Nodge” 


TTNG (fka This Town Needs Guns) know a thing or two about navigating complicated pathways. Their music has always been a labyrinth of math rock, filled with knotty rhythms that would seem to defy the melodies of the vocals. But the complexity extends beyond the recorded music right to the processes of actually getting it onto tape. They’ve been working on their follow-up to 2013’s, this July’s Disappointment Island, since before that last album was even released, and finding time to work out their intricate compositions wasn’t easy.

“With various touring commitments interspersed between the writing of [Disappointment Island], it was a difficult process to work through,” guitarist Tim Collis tells Consequence of Sound. “Snatching weekends here and there to try to rehash and complete draft versions of songs finally allowed a few more structured ideas to be completed for Hank [Tremain] to work on vocals. Partway through 2014, [drummer] Chris [Collis] and [I] managed to take a little time to try out some new riffs, working some of them into what would become this track, ‘Sponkulus Nodge’.”

All that patient perseverance paid off, though, as the song Collis discusses above proves. “Sponkulus Nodge” is a heady twister of a track, bass lines dropping down like water from stalactites into a pond rippling with Collis’ impossible guitar licks. Yet despite this cavernous vibe, there’s an open air quality that lifts it up on the assurance of Tremain’s vocals and the other Collis’ tripping drums.

Listen to “Sponkulus Nodge” HERE.

photo by Nick Sayers

AV Club premieres new TTNG track “Coconut Crab” 


photo: Nick Sayers

Oxford’s TTNG (a.k.a. This Town Needs Guns) has been working up dashing math-rock compositions for over a decade, but it’s always avoided being pigeonholed. And on Disappointment Islandcoming July 8 on Sargent House—the trio’s offered up its most accessible, pop-minded batch of songs yet. The A.V. Club is premiering the album’s opening track, “Coconut Crab,” below, and it shows TTNG at its most streamlined. Guitarist Tim Collis still concocts inhuman riffs, the likes of which make it hard to believe he’s the band’s lone guitarist. It makes bassist-vocalist Henry Tremain’s ability to find space for sing-along melodies all the more notable, as he flutters atop the ornate composition and never lets the song’s knotty rhythms get the best of him. Tremain also wrote a lengthy explanation of the song’s genesis, along with demos of the track, all of which can be found here.

Pre-orders for Disappointment Island are available now.

Visit AV Club to read about the origins of the song and hear early demos