A few weeks after already unveiling the single “Manicheans” as first audio excerpt from their boundary pushing full-length record and then its title-track, Swiss noise rock/hardcore outfit COILGUNS just shared the song “Big Writer’s Block” for streaming + FREE DOWNLOAD on Bandcamp and the main digital services.
This new song is part of ‘Watchwinders’ which was released on CD, LP, Tape & Digital on October 25th via Hummus Records before heading out on a European tour with US heavyweights, YAUTJA.
About “Big Writer’s Block” the band comments, “This brutal song is a living proof that only high pressure can build diamonds. When you’re facing a deep lack of inspiration, when conditions force you to produce things faster than your inspiration would normally dictate them to you, when you’re getting close to the point of losing control, you’ve find the proper engine to drive true artistic violence. For countless reasons, writing, arranging, recording and mixing this track was a total nightmare. It grew therefore as our favorite track.”
Stream/Download the song “Big Writer’s Block” on Bandcamp
…For the record…
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.
For fans of Botch, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Unsane, Today Is The Day…