By YARA BEYDOUN, Staff Columnist

This Town Needs Guns (TTNG) are a math and indie rock band from the UK. If you’re not already familiar with this classification, math rock is a rhythmically complex, often guitar-based style of indie and experimental rock, which pretty much makes up this band’s sound. TTNG have replaced their members at least six times, including original vocalist Stuart Smith, who was later replaced by current vocalist Henry Tremain. So the sound on their second album 13.0.0.0.0, is a bit different from their debut in 2008. However, this does not set them back.

The opener for this LP, “Cat Fantastic,” is about the blinding effects of being superficial. It’s one of my favorites off of this album, as we hear the guitar and drums that dominate the remaining tracks. Chris Collis is pretty damn awesome on drums; the fast pace instrumentals against Tremain’s easy vocals will make you want to jam along as he says “Red wine and tan lines/ Color our differences.”

The album consists of various interlude tracks, as I’d like to call them, made up of only instrumentals. “Left Aligned” is one of these tracks—and one of my faves. The heavy bass is really sweet! “Nice Riff, Clichard” is another interlude track, which has a glitchy, electronic feel. These additions not only gave depth, they made listening to the album straight through a lot more enjoyable. I found many pros on this LP. However, many of the remaining tracks were not very memorable. Unfortunately, these “interlude tracks” are the only thing that created some variety. Despite this, I feel confident that I’ll give their next album a listen to.

Key Tracks: “Cat Fantastic,” “Havoc in the Forum,” “Left Aligned,” “Nice Riff, Clichard.”

This Town Needs Guns (TTNG) are a math and indie rock band from the UK. If you’re not already familiar with this classification, math rock is a rhythmically complex, often guitar-based style of indie and experimental rock, which pretty much makes up this band’s sound. TTNG have replaced their members at least six times, including original vocalist Stuart Smith, who was later replaced by current vocalist Henry Tremain. So the sound on their second album 13.0.0.0.0, is a bit different from their debut in 2008. However, this does not set them back.

The opener for this LP, “Cat Fantastic,” is about the blinding effects of being superficial. It’s one of my favorites off of this album, as we hear the guitar and drums that dominate the remaining tracks. Chris Collis is pretty damn awesome on drums; the fast pace instrumentals against Tremain’s easy vocals will make you want to jam along as he says “Red wine and tan lines/ Color our differences.”

The album consists of various interlude tracks, as I’d like to call them, made up of only instrumentals. “Left Aligned” is one of these tracks—and one of my faves. The heavy bass is really sweet! “Nice Riff, Clichard” is another interlude track, which has a glitchy, electronic feel. These additions not only gave depth, they made listening to the album straight through a lot more enjoyable. I found many pros on this LP. However, many of the remaining tracks were not very memorable. Unfortunately, these “interlude tracks” are the only thing that created some variety. Despite this, I feel confident that I’ll give their next album a listen to.

Key Tracks: “Cat Fantastic,” “Havoc in the Forum,” “Left Aligned,” “Nice Riff, Clichard.”