The French punk rockers have debuted their latest single ahead of their new album due to drop 8 October.
Following the release of 2019’s conceptual album, La Paix Ou Le Sable melodic punk outfit Nightwatchers are back. The band just launched the new single White Fathers a track criticising the French state for its exploitation of occupied territories during France’s colonial era.
White Fathers tackles France’s colonisation of Algeria, and the French state’s attempts of Christianising the region to -as citing from the track- ”Make the Algerian land the cradle of a Christian nation, make it great and generous, In a word, another France.”
Julien Virgos from the band further explains the lyrics: “Cardinal Charles Lavigerie, founding member of the White Fathers, played a central role in justifying French colonisation in Africa in the name of the fight against “Muslim barbarism”. This song is adapted from a speech Lavigere gave to the French army troops in the cathedral of Algiers (1867).”
White Fathers follows Nightwatchers’ single 1905 and the Muslim Exception”, both taken from the band’s upcoming, sophomore album. Common Crusades is due out via Lövely Records on October 8. The album will be available on vinyl and all streaming platforms.
Nightwatchers are Freddy Coste – Drums, Kevin Bodei – Guitars, Vocals Julien Virgos – Guitars, Vocals David Mareau – Bass, Vocals.
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