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This Town Needs Guns Head To Oz for Harvest Festival
This Town Needs Guns will be playing the new Australian “Harvest Festival” in November amongst a great line up of bands including:
Portishead, The National, The Flaming Lips, Bright Eyes, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Mercury Rev, The Family Stone, Holy Fuck, Death In Vegas, The Walkmen, Dappled Cities, PVT, This Town Needs Guns, The Holidays, Foxy Shazam, Phosphorescent and Kormac’s Big Bandare - with more to be announced.
HARVEST FESTIVAL DATES
Sat 12 Nov | Harvest Presents “The Gathering”, Werribee Park, Melbourne, VIC
Sun 13 Nov | Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW
Sat 19 Nov | Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, QLD
Early bird tickets are available from Tuesday July 26. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday July 29.
You can get more details at harvestfestival.com.au.
This Town Needs Guns Gets RAW about Soundwave
This Town Needs Guns has crossed off 2 out of 3 items off a list that they wrote at the end of 2009 about what they wanted to accomplish in 2010 ;
Play some shows in the USWrite and record a new album Crowd surf at one of our gigs at least once
2010 was the year TTNG truly went international. In April they toured Japan for the first time, playing a total of 4 shows in Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo and at a festival in Sendai where they played to over a thousand people. They also rip-roared through the US creating some “non-distorted havoc” and leaving the dust in their wake. Now they are headed to Australia and we are going to blow their minds at Soundwave.
I spoke to singer & part time axeman Stuart Smith
Beat Magazine Interview This Town Needs Guns
With band members including an ex-librarian, ex-graphic designer, ex-website publisher, and a current school teacher, it’s no big surprise that UK newcomers This Town Needs Guns are raising the bar in complex, mind-bending math-rock. Kicking off 2011 with their debut on Australian soil as part of the Soundwave Festival, guitarist Tim Collis says TTNG are on a mission to cover all four corners of the globe by this year’s end.
“Last year we went to America for the first time and we were quite frightened to be honest,” laughs Collis. “You just don’t know what you’re going to get when you’re going to a place for the first time, and we were actually expecting the worst. We had no expectations for the shows, we figured probably nobody had even really heard of us, we thought we’d get there and nobody would show up for the gigs… But it was awesome! Actually it was quite overwhelming because we ended up having a couple of sold out shows. It was quite a crazy welcome.”
Collis hopes the same will apply to the boys’ first ever Australian visit this month, but more than anything he admits to his strange fascination with our native wildlife…
“Well, I am a primary school teacher so I really hope I get some time off to go see the traditional wildlife of Australia!” he laughs. “I admit that I’ve actually quite enjoyed the big break from school especially over Christmas and with touring. I’m not sure how everyone has survived the amount of traveling that we’ve done but it’s been a fun ride so far and it pays the rent! For me, Soundwave is going to be quite a milestone for the band just because we’re on the bill with so many big bands. Who wouldn’t want to see Iron Maiden? There’s a lot of bands that I’ve never heard of before so hopefully I’ll be blown away by some new music too.”