THE SURVIVAL CODE will follow up on the release of last year’s hugely successful sophomore album, Hopelessness Of People, with the release of a brand new EP, Crosses To Carry, Coffins To Fill, out on Friday 16th August, through Good Deeds Music. The duo have also just released their jaw-dropping new single and video, So Serious – https://youtu.be/o3JexwrEKBY
If you are yet to discover THE SURVIVAL CODE, then you’ve certainly been missing out. The band are a London-based rock duo with an unabashed passion for riffs, soaring melodies and thunderous drums. Long admired for their driven and energetic live performances, the two-piece serve up intense and brawny rock cuts that lodge deep into your senses. To date, the duo have racked up rampant support from many industry tastemakers, picking up exposure from Kerrang!, Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks Magazine, and Rock Sound Magazine, as well as widespread radio support from Kerrang! Radio and Planet Rock.
Formed back in 2012 by Dubliner Gary McGuinness (vocals/guitar), THE SURVIVAL CODE became a two-piece during the making of their 2018 release, Hopelessness of People, which is the band’s most successful and notable release to date. During the recording, the alt-rockers finally locked down their ideal formula spawned by a great relationship with producer Matt Hyde (Trivium, Slipknot, Ash), who helped create the sound and live show that remains with the band to this day. The other half of THE SURVIVAL CODE is Simon Hartop, who is best known for drumming in a 00’s pop/rock band called, The Barbs.
The twosome’s forthcoming EP, Crosses to Carry, Coffins to Fill, is the first recording the duo have done together as Simon joined TSC in August 2018 – just in time for the release of the album and tour early in 2019. Vocalist and Guitarist Gary McGuiness comments about the release: “The new EP mixes all the catchiness and impact of our last album and blends that with our energy packed style which we always bring live, but hasn’t always translated into the recorded music. The energy and live performance is so much a part of the DNA of the band and having that on the record captures exactly what TSC is all about. We couldn’t be more excited to get the tunes out there.”
THE SURVIVAL CODE will continue their ascent with the release of a series of videos to coincide with the EP, as well as a string tour dates:
August 15th – Big Red – London (EP LAUNCH); October 23rd – Bunkhouse – Swansea; 24th – Fuel – Cardiff; 25th – Slaughtered Lamb – London; 26th – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton; 28th – The Tin At The Coal Vaults; 29th Chameleon – Nottingham; 30th – Castle Hotel – Manchester; 31st – Outpost – Liverpool; November 2nd – Old England – Bristol; 3rd – Suburbia – Southampton.