French melodic punks Nightwatchers released their new single "1905 & The Muslim Exception" via Lövely Records. The track marks the band's first new music in two years and is the first single leading up to their upcoming sophomore album, 'Common Crusades'.
"Common Crusades” tackles the same issues that shaped Nightwatchers debut album "La paix ou le sable”, but from a different perspective. Both albums deal with events surrounding France‘s violent colonization and exploitation of its occurred territories. While the lyrics of "La paix ou le sable” is based on excerpts taken from two historical books and written with the objective of raising awareness of France‘s colonial violence, "Common Crusades” mainly focuses on the aftermath of these conflicts, and how the colonial era still affects modern-day France. In particular, its Muslim population.