Swiss mathcore unit Coilguns are hitting Ireland for a four-date tour from 21-24 October
Fronted by vocalist Louis Jucker and featuring two members of acclaimed post-metal collective The Ocean in guitarist Jona Nido and drummer Luc Hess, Coilguns are touring on the back of their debut album Commuters released earlier this year.
They will be joined on all dates by Galway’s Ilenkus, with additional support from Murdock (Dublin and Galway), ZhOra (Limerick) and Kawtiks (Cork).
Monday October 21st – Thomas House, Dublin
Tuesday October 22nd – The Cellar Bar, Galway
Wednesday October 23rd – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick
Thursday October 24th – Fred Zepplins, Cork
More on their debut long-player:
Commuters is the first full-length by the unconventional Swiss trio Coilguns. Within less than 2 years of existence, the band has already released 3 EPs, played 2 European tours and had the chance to support bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Baroness, Norma Jean, Nasum and Black Breath.
Coilguns’ line-up is pretty unique: drummer Luc Hess and guitarist Jona Nido are the only instrumentalists in the band. A massive custom-built pedal board and a well thought-out chain of several amps allows Jona to sound like 2 guitar players and a bass player altogether. Vocalist Louis Jucker completes the lineup.
Commuters was entirely recorded live, every song in one take. To challenge themselves and as a stance against “email albums”, several musicians have been invited to take part in the recording process, including Keijo Niinima of Rotten Sounds / Nasum fame, who came down to Switzerland to lay down guest vocals on one track.
On their debut album, the incorporation of synths and more guitar and bass loops has added more depth to their original punky version of mathcore. Some tracks on the album are featuring up to 5 guitar players at the same time. No overdubs or edits have been made on this record except for the vocals.
Coilguns have been pushing their boundaries to find a unique and most certainly odd sound, and by simplifying their songwriting, they’ve intensified and emphasised their heaviness.