Monday, February 22, 2010

CODES bring Delays along for Irish tour

It's onwards and upwards for CODES, who recently played at the Next Big Thing Festival in London. They'll kick off a short Irish tour on Wednesday night, and support is being provided by Southampton synth/jangle-popsters Delays. Delays are regarded by many as one of the more underappreciated English guitar bands of recent times, although in time-honoured indie tradition I prefer their earlier stuff: debut album Faded Seaside Glamour featured some sublime, harmony-laden, La's-influenced pop songs such as 'Long Time Coming' and 'Nearer Than Heaven', while the synth-pop direction they took afterwards resulted in gradually diminishing returns. Regardless, they certainly have enough top-notch material for a killer support set, that's for sure.

After shows in Belfast, Cork, Galway and Dublin, CODES will then turn their attention to the Choice Music Prize: having been shortlisted for the prestigious award, they'll be performing on the night of the ceremony (March 3rd).

The band have also released 'In Algebra', the title track of sorts to last year's acclaimed debut album, as a single - it's available now from iTunes, 7Digital and Tower Records.

CODES tour dates:

24 Feb 2010 The Limelight Belfast, Northern Ireland
25 Feb 2010 The Roisín Dubh Galway
26 Feb 2010 Cyprus Ave Cork
27 Feb 2010 The Academy Dublin
3 Mar 2010 Choice Music Prize 2010 - Vicar Street Dublin

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