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The Survival Code


The Survival Code release the 4th and final single and video from their EP “Crosses To Carry, Coffins To Fill”.

This EP has seen the band smash all previous records with over 500k stream for lead single “So Serious” and 700k streams overall – “Think Foo Fighters meets Buck Rogers era Feeder, but Fuzzier and scuzzier” Classic Rock Magazine.

About Magnetic

The song shows another side to the band with silences and dynamics employed to full effect to help the song build and gather momentum, becoming something unique and powerful. It’s still very much a The Survival Code song, with the familiar riffs and melodies, but offers a new perspective on their sound. The song was meant to be released last year which would have kept it closer to the other single releases, but with all the changes in everyone’s lives, it was decided to push it to 2021. Since it’s official release on 29/1 it has been added to a dozen curator playlists and featured on numerous radio stations – Kerrang! Radio being one of the highlights.

The band wrote/shot/directed and edited the new music video for “Magnetic” which they feel perfectly reflects the song and the frustration of the times. The video is shot in a dimly lit room where a frustrated search is taking place for some missing lyrics. The search keeps bringing back a memory that can’t be escaped, as it’s magnetic.

A full breakdown of the video and the context can be read here https://thesurvivalcode.wordpress.com/2021/02/01/magnetic-music-video-premiere-release/

The band hold a live stream : 18/2/21 Facebook and Instagram 8pm GMT

BIOGRAPHY

The Survival Code are Gary McGuinness (Guitar / Vox)  and Simon Hartop (drums/ Vox).

They’re a rock band based in London who formed in 2012 and have a number of major releases to date with a mixture of lineups before finding their formula as a guitar and drums duo.

“Full of Buoyant Jams that belong on giant stages” Kerrang! Magazine

Having completed two UK tours in 2019 the band are keen to get back on tour, currently writing new albums with 21 new tracks – and ready to hit the studio with esteemed producer Matt Hyde when it’s possible.

The most recent release which has gained the band the most listeners/traction to date is “CROSSES TO CARRY, COFFINS TO FILL” which was recorded in the band’s studio and produced/mastered by Matt Hyde.

The single “SO SERIOUS” has over 500k streams since its release in 2019 and is the band’s biggest song to date, continuing to feature on over 2000+ playlists across platforms.

Singles include:

-So Serious
-The Innocent
-Something Beautiful

Previous releases are 2018’s “HOPELESSNESS OF PEOPLE” which was the first release the lads had intended to be a duo and wrote the parts accordingly.

This is the first release the band found its sound and saw them break through with plays on Kerrang Radio and featuring in the magazine among many other publications.

2016’s “BROKEN STRINGS” was recorded in Crown Lane Studios again and was produced by John Merriman and Mastered by Matt Hyde. This was a short release of 3 songs but saw the song BROKEN STRINGS which is still played to this day and was the first track the band had featured on KERRANG! RADIO.

The first major release was the album “MMXV” which came out in 2015.

The Survival Code – Magnetic

The Survival Code – Same Skin

The Survival Code – So Serious

The Survival Code – Not Working

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