|This Town Needs Guns change name|
2013-01-24 by William Lim | 48 Replies | 2745 Views
Oxford math rock band This Town Needs Guns have officially made the decision to change their name to the acronym "TTNG". Frontman Harry Tremain has officially released two statements regarding the change: a notice on their official webpage, and an open letter on their Tumblr. Tremain explained that, being from Oxford, the group chose the name for its "ironic statement" since the UK is a location in which guns are few amongst the general populace under the law: "ordinarily, our police force do not even carry guns", says Tremain.
However, the increasing international popularity of This Town Needs Guns has made it clear that the ironic nature of the name may not be implicit in other countries, and the band seeks to separate their integrity from any violent implications. The statements also cited reasons such as "the controversy over gun ownership in the US as well as tragic shootings there and elsewhere in the world" and "sever[ing] the link between the old material and the new and remove it from being seen as the progression that it is as a whole body of work".
This Town Needs Guns most recently released their follow-up to the acclaimed debut Animals on the 22nd of January, entitled 18.104.22.168.0.
Read the full statements at:- http://thistownneedsguns.com/
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seriously though like why are so many people such sensitive bitches that the band felt compelled to do this
My Last.fm is now fucked.
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Oh wow. The world is such an over-sensitive bitch.
I doubt people will stop calling then This Town Needs Guns, and I'm not changing my tags. Lastfm be darned
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it's funny how DM bands seem to thrive off that kind of publicity, whatever, TTNG is a worse name, it'd have been better if they changed it altogether.
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I don't think it's that people are overly sensitive, I think it's that people are dumb and the band doesn't want to seem like they endorse violence or guns.
FUCKING TRANSCENDING MANNN!!!
Yup. Welcome to the generation of epic, sensitive pussies.
When I was 12-13 my music idols killed themselves, were murdered and died of heroin overdoeses.
These days the kids cut themselves for Bieber smoking pot.
This is the generation that will destroy all of the hard work fought against censorship in the 80s-90s.
My Last.fm is now fucked.
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it'd have been better if they changed it altogether. 
I don't think so. I think it's a smart way to handle the problem, without causing a huge rift (Last.fm users notwithstanding..).
This generation is pathetic. Seriously. I blame social networking / the media. I mean, if morons weren't so easily riled up and then wren't given the means to cause a national stir in a matter of seconds, this wouldn't be such a problem.
well this sux
I'm never gonna recognize them ever again
This is just illogical
retarded as fuck
Funny how we're discussing over-censorship in my bio class.
fuck. Still calling them This Town Needs Guns.
love your avatar zibel, love that short
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OH MY GOD THIS GENERATION SO HORRIBLE
can we please realize that there have been fear-mongering idiots throughout time and it isn't exclusive to 2013
(this town needs guns is definitely a better name btw)
So fucking stupid.
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If anything, they should have pulled a Fear Before and changed their name to This Town. TTNG is just retarded because it's not even pronounceable, so everyone will still call them This Town Needs Guns...
You don't pronounce it, you say the letters, just as you would BBNG.
but like it was a shitty band name to begin with so whatever
I have no problem with this. TTNG is still This Town Needs Guns to me. Only thing that changes is the title on their T-shirts. Same thing with Harvard changing to HRVRD and MGMT.
the thing with this though
is that TTNG is still derived from "This Town Needs Guns"
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Always hated their name for the same reason.
Choosing not to be associated with something shitty isn't the same as censorship you dumbfucks.
This is so fucking retarded.
That's no reason to change a band name. plus, it's a cool name, so I'm not happy with this
All name changes have to go through a mod. They should speak with Dev first.
Still gonna call them This Town Needs Guns. they didn't even change their name, they just acronized it. damn poserz
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This is just an acronym of their old name. Who the hell still won't call them This Town Needs Guns?
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"Still gonna call them This Town Needs Guns. they didn't even change their name, they just acronized it."
this town needs waterguns
People might confuse this with TNGHT
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Tittys N' G's
Officially a pussy band.
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that is really gay
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this town needs guns, and im going to give it to them
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I knew this was going to happen for all of the disclosed reasons.
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Yeah, but seriously. These guys should not be afraid of their name being mildly controversial. It's not even a direct political statement. Didn't Massive Attack do something like this, too?
they're being political correct pussies.