COILGUNS release new track; ‘Watchwinders’ released 25 October

Photo credit: Laure Gilardhucci

Swiss noise rock/hardcore outfit, COILGUNS have released the first single titled, Manicheans from their boundary pushing upcoming full-length, Watchwinders. The track is a high-energy first taste of the bands powerful song structures and ability to seamlessly genre flip from progressive noise, hardcore, sludge, and turbulent math rock. Manicheans is streaming now, exclusively, at Revolver Magazine.


About the track, guitarist Jona Nido comments,”This is a love song. We don’t precisely refer here to an ancient Persian religion, but to a more generic conception of a world that’s made of good and evil. Such a typical heavy metal theme… but let’s leave metal and religion aside. This one is about love. Inclusive love, that embraces all types of attraction and empathy, that can turn any benevolent and polite human being into a narrow-minded selfish animal. This is us, ugly and beautiful. Everything we claim and reject. We wrote this song together, in a very horizontal and collective process. The main riff is a Frankenstein creature of mine and vocalist Louis Jucker ideas, and the bridge synth part is a good example of what Donatien Théivent (synth, vocals) has brought to the band, surfing over Luc’s (drums) crawling beat.”

Watchwinders was written and recorded during one intense month-long session, with the results being an urgent and challenging suite of unpolished bursts. Watchwinders sums up the sheer pleasure of doing things the unusual way with nods to punk, noise, hardcore and more; summarising COILGUNS‘ discordant nature perfectly. Excessively low-tuned guitars, gnarly synths and eccentric vocals are carried away by obsessive drumbeats; the album serves as a complex and utopian mechanism of perpetual motion, an urgent and clever series of sketches.

COILGUNS will tour Europe alongside Yautja, kicking off in the UK before traversing the mainland. Full dates are below. 

1. Shortcuts
2. Subculture Encrypters
3. Big Writer’s Block
4. Watchwinders
5. The Growing Block View
6. Manicheans
7. Prioress
8. The Morning Shower
9. A Mirror Bias
10. Urban Reserves
11. Broken Records
12. Periscope

Full tour dates:

08.11 – Paris (F) @ Espace b
09.11 – Sheffield (UK) @ Record Junkee
10.11 – Leeds (UK) @ Temple of Boom    
11.11 – London (UK) @ The Macbeth Of Hoxton    
12.11 – Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast
13.11 – Manchester (UK) @ Satan’s Hollow
14.11 – Northampton (UK) @ TBA
15.11 – Utrecht (NL) @ TBA           
17.11 – Gdansk (PL) @ Ziemia
18.11 – Warsaw (PL) @ Poglos
19.11 – Krakow (PL) @ Warsztat
20.11 – Wroclaw (PL) @ DK Luksus
21.11 – Berlin (D) @ Zukunft am Ostkreuz
22.11 – Stuttgart (D) @ Ju-Ha West
23.11 – Fribourg (CH) @ Hummus Fest / Fri-Son
24.11 – Lyon (F) @ La Marquise
26.11 – Clermont-Ferrand (F) @ Raymond Bar
27.11 – Angers (F) @ Jokers Pub
28.11 – Oss (NL) @ Lollipop
29.11 – Fontaine l’Evêque (B) @ MCP Apache
30.11 – Liège (B) @ La Zone


Louis Jucker – vocals, guitar, noises
Jona Nido – guitar
Donatien Théivent – backing vocals, synths
Luc Hess – drums

COILGUNS has been flying the flag for the DIY scene since 2011. The band counts a total of four ep’s and three full lengths in their back catalogue and their history is deeply bound to the development of guitarist Jona Nido’s own label –Hummus Records –that is home to more than seventy releases including all COILGUNS discography. Their music has always been recorded live and uncut, generally written and recorded on the spot. Their two last releases were 100% self-produced, engineered and mixed by the band members. Relentlessly touring europe since the release of their second LP Millennials, the band is known for raw, uncompromising and euphoric live performances.

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