As announced and after already unveiled some various audio/video excerpts from the effort, Swiss noise rock/hardcore purveyors COILGUNS just released their boundary pushing new full-length album ‘Watchwinders’ on CD, LP, tape & Digital through Hummus Records & Sludgelord Records ; before heading out on a European tour with US heavyweights, YAUTJA.
In addition to the official release-news, the band also shared the whole record for full-streaming on Bandcamp + FREE DOWNLOAD on Hummus Records website.
For fans of Botch, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Unsane, Today Is The Day…
About ‘Watchwinders’ the band comments,
“It’s an album we wanted to HAVE to do with all the constraints that came with it. We didn’t have the time – as we were constantly on tour- and yet we booked a studio for a month, wrote every single note on the spot, engineered, recorded, mixed and produced everything ourselves in four weeks.
Even the artwork was created by Noé Cauderay at night time in the barn of the studio in a room without heating during the cold winter in January. I couldn’t be more proud of how we – as a band and friends – have pulled this off. This album is the most meaningful album we’ve written to date and also the one with the most contrasts and dynamic between the songs. There are hints of where this will lead us in the future.
This is the beginning of a new era for Coilguns and it won’t be long before we start working on the next album. As for now, I hope people will enjoyed the weirdness and general direction we’ve gone with « Watchwinders ». This is a proper home made record from bottom to top and I can’t thank enough my brothers in Coilguns for still sticking together and make this our daily lives. Stay weird and play that damn record loud”. // Jona (Coilguns)
COILGUNS have 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.
Their new recod ‘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.