This Town Needs Guns update

Following on from a busy 2008, This Town Needs Guns head out on their first UK tour of the new year later this week. Influenced by the much-adored Chicago scene (Owls, Maps and Atlases, Joan of Arc et al), the bands debut album, ‘Animals’ (released via Big Scary Monsters Records in October), will see a US release in March via Sargent House, to be followed by their first Stateside tour. For ticket details and more info see

30.01 – Leeds, The Library (w/ Wintermute)
31.01 – Sheffield, The Red House
03.02 – Birmingham, Barfly
04.02 – Liverpool, Barfly
05.02 – Dublin, Whelan’s
06.02 – Cork, Fred Zeppelin’s
07.02 – Limerick, Bakers Place
12.02 – York, Fibbers
13.02 – Glasgow, Barfly
14.02 – Aberdeen, Moshulu
18.02 – London, Barfly
19.02 – Oxford, The Cellar
20.02 – Cardiff, Barfly
21.02 – Worcester, The Firefly
26.02 – Exeter, The Cavern
27.02 – Brighton, The Hope (w/ Blakfish/Adebisi Shank)
28.02 – Norwich, The Queen Charlotte

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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.