Sunday 26 June 2022

Coilguns - Shunners/Burrows 12"

Labels: Hummus Records

Formats: Vinyl/Digital

Release Date: 26 Nov 2021


1. Shunners

2. Burrows

It's been a crazy long time since I last featured Swiss noise-rock/mathcore band Coilguns here (I think the last time was around the release of their 2013 album Commuters). I've got a lot of catching up to do with their material, so I'm fast-forwarding to their latest two-song LP, which was specially released by Hummus Records last November. A single-sided picture disc limited to 80 copies, which forms part of the new 'Hummus 12" Maxi Collection". Coilguns are also working on a new album this year.

I haven’t written a great deal over the last week so feel a bit out of my rhythm. Coilguns have pretty much nailed the current mood (including my own, as I face going back to the day job) lyrically with ‘Shunners’, whether intentionally or not. The instrumentation is as crushing as I remember it to be too. That mix of heavy, noisy hardcore and sludge-like riffs, intricate percussion and vocals that cross the line between audible spoke-word, and passionate growls. It feels very emotional and cleansing.

‘Burrows’ is much more instant, with both rhythmic grooves and off-kilter signatures clashing together in a way that works perfectly. The vocals are harsher for a greater amount of the song and the feedback that screeches during the mid-section adds to the noisy aesthetic of this release. It all stops on a dime, leaving nothing to linger.

If this release is a sign of what’s come from their new album, Coilguns are onto a winner. We all need some noise once in a while to drown out the “noise” and this is it. Great stuff!

For Fans Of: The Ocean, Cult Of Luna, Whores, Neurosis and Knut

You can stream and purchase this release digitally below:-

Physical copies are still available from Hummus Records here -

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