Final Coil | Imperative Management:
Final Coil began their musical life in howls of feedback and chaos, a raging entity that tore up the stages of endless small clubs as they slowly found their direction. Gradually, that energy and electricity was channelled into smoother paths as the band looked deeper into themselves and their music, discovering how much more their individual abilities could create; realising they had so much more to say, that a fleeting impact wasn’t all they wished to achieve – they wanted to carve musical monuments that would stand the test of time and stand for something as well. Under the guiding hand of founding member Phil Stiles the line-up of the band morphed and shifted to reflect that change in focus, until in 2014 the pieces at last slid smoothly together. Veteran drummer Tony Hughes was the final piece of the puzzle, locking in with jazz-influenced, Polish-born bassist Jola Stiles, lead guitarist Richard Awdry and ever present frontman, vocalist, guitarist Phil.
The first recorded output from this new line-up was the Closed To The Light EP, released in 2015, which highlighted the significant developments in the band’s style and caught the ear of Italian record label WormHoleDeath. Throughout 2016 Final Coil worked on their debut full length album, which was then unveiled by their new label in 2017...
In a world of ever shifting trends and fashions, where it’s always time to move on to the next thing and the value of anything and everything is fleeting, it’s a beautiful moment to find an album that stops you in your tracks. A combination of musicianship, song craft, depth of emotion and attention to detail that holds you transfixed while the rest of the world continues its unthinking charge into oblivion. An album where the lyrics invite thought and reflection and the artwork fires the imagination as the music brings it to vibrant life. Final Coil’s debut album, entitled Persistence Of Memory was just such an album; an island of colour and beauty in the ever flowing grey tides of modern life. The band joined forces with Imperative PR to promote the album and the reaction from the music press was outstanding.The band finished 2017 with a flurry of well received live shows and returned to Imperative PR once more – this time for a long term management deal. Looking ahead to 2018, work on the second Final Coil album is well under way and with the combined forces of WormHoleDeath and Imperative PR behind them, the future looks bright and exciting for Final Coil. “...too much awesomeness to mention.”
– ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE
Genre: Post Rock/Grunge/Progressive Metal
For fans of: Kings X | Alice In Chains | Soundgarden | Tool
Phil Stiles: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Synths and Programming
Richard Awdry: Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals and Programming
Jola Stiles: Bass Guitar and Flute
Tony ‘Ches’ Hughes: Drums and Programming
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