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HOT PRESS MAGAZINE COMPARE THE LADS TO BIFFY / ROYAL BLOOD & The FOOS

January 18, 2018

Hot Press Magazine gave a nice preview of our new single coming out FEB 2nd and a few nice words to boot, "Blistering" none the less. This followed hot on the heels of our first Dublin show of the year in Whelan's on Jan 12

RIPPLE MUSIC REVIEW UP "BROKEN STRINGS

March 22, 2017

"The band really does a great job showing us the ability that they have to write and perform songs that will stand out from the pack and get your ears to a happy place. I am looking forward to hearing a complete album from them in the future and will be looking for their previous releases"

HARD ROCK HAVEN REVIEW EP "BROKEN STRINGS"

January 16, 2017

“The band’s sound is reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age meets Coheed and Cambria but unique enough to be memorable, especially with this EP”

ONE-“At first listen, it has the formula for a typical Rock anthem, but the guitar riff is sure to be unforgettable. The raw and gritty vocals provided by vocalist and guitarist Gary McGuinness definitely hook you in”

AUDIBLE ADDIXION REVIEW SINGLES "BROKEN STRINGS" & "ONE"

January 25, 2017

"f someone is a fan of rock music, they need some of The Survival Code in their lives. Everything about this band is a hit, their songs are powerful and moving. The band has a good reputation of putting up an excellent live show in front of audiences"

ROCKER MAGAZINE REVIEW EP "BROKEN STRINGS"

January 01, 2020

"The band is very nice with using catchy riffs over stylish way of singing. As they sound so modern, their old-school spirit is very obvious through their song structure and lyrical themes"

ONE STOP RECORD SHOP review "ONE"

January 18, 2017

"The latest release from London-based band The Survival Code, “Broken Strings” is a hard-hitting track filled with steely determination"

"Packed with a sizzling energy that hooks you from the start, infectiously surging riffs are evidently what The Survival Code do best"

JAMMERZINE review "ONE"

January 21, 2017

“A total assault on the aural senses is exactly how “One”, the new single from London indie outfit The Survival Code, hits you from 0:00. The guitars chug throughout like a freight train and the back beat hits you like an absolute psycho. This is a song that doesn’t f*ck around. A must have for new music”

RINGMASTER REVIEWS "ONE"

January 23, 2017

"One uncages a tide of jabbing beats and imposing riffs but with a creative restraint which allows all aspects within to express and tempt around the potent vocals of McGuinness"

"From start to finish, it is a relentless persuasion which has body and spirit involved"

DRUNK ON MUSIC "ONE" REVIEW

January 09, 2017

"Heavy guitar chords are thrown threw the air in ONE,  layered guitar riffs, a melodically tight and impressive bass player, with a song ( more a message really) that lead singer & guitarist Gary McGuinness fronts with real rock prowess"

NEW NOISE MAGAZINE - BROKEN STRINGS EP REVIEW

December 11, 2016

"The three songs are played tightly and with passion, a passion that is easy to hear from the impassioned vocals and deft playing from the band." - NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

THE RANDOM DUKEBOX - INTERVIEW

December 12, 2016

“If you are a fan of rock then you NEED the music of The Survival Code in your collection”

THE MUSIC SITE - BROKEN STRINGS REVIEW

January 01, 2020

"...this EP is quite a departure. With less focus on melody and more on complex guitar rhythms..."

ABORT MAGAZINE - BROKEN STRINGS REVIEW

January 02, 2020

"...Broken Strings,’ as an EP is a no holds barred, heavy-handed throw-down that is meant to cut right through the bullshit and straight to the bone..."

MODERN FIX - BROKEN STRINGS REVIEW (EP)

January 03, 2020

"...The song punches steadily forward under the guidance of Tom Cook’s pounding skinsmanship; it builds and rises triumphantly into a soaringly transportive chorus that flies the listener high on wings of sharply crisp riffing..."

THE REVERB ROOM - BROKEN STRINGS REVIEW

November 02, 2016

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ON THE SOFA WITH JOHNNY DOOM - KERRANG

November 03, 2016

RINGMASTER REVIEW - BROKEN STRINGS

September 25, 2016

As a teaser for a larger proposal, tracks do not come much more persuasive than Broken Strings, the new single from UK alternative rockers The Survival Code.

MUSIC MUSO

September 25, 2016

We wanted to tell you about the new single from London rock band The Survival Code which was recently released.

 

The Survival Code, formed of Gary McGuinness (Lead Vocals and Guitar) and Tom Cook (Vocals and Drums) is an alt-rock band based in London.

PLANET MOSH - BROKEN STRINGS REVIEW

September 25, 2016

On Broken Strings, the band said: “The song is based from a line that we find very poignant from a poem by an indian/Bengal Rabindranath Tagore”

PASTE MAGAZINE - BROKEN STRINGS MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW

September 25, 2016

The video for 'Broken Strings' shows the ambitious and unique side of the band...

MOSHVILLE TIMES - INTERVIEW

July 23, 2015

I was lucky enough to be a part of Survival Code’s album launch for their debut album MMXV (which in roman numerals stands for 2015). I got to witness the start to what is looking to be a promising future for these guys. this item about? 

VULTURE HOUND - REVIEW

August 02, 2015

It’s sort of hard to believe that this is the bands debut album. Sounding astonishingly tight, realised and mature, it’s easy to see The Survival Code picking up a good few admires / devotees following the release of this album. 

SCRIBES OF METAL - REVIEW

September 23, 2015

MMXV is the debut album from London based outfit The Survival Code. The three piece have been knocking around since the turn of the decade, building a loyal fanbase throughout the capital with their brand of rock and using their live show as a tool to get fans coming back for more. this item about? 

MUSIC NEWS - REVIEW

November 26, 2015

The Survival Code are a no gimmick, straight up guitar-led Alt-Rock band consisting of drums, bass, lead and rhythm guitar. FX pedals are about as hi-tech as the live set up gets, with no sequencers or laptops in sight.  this item about? 

THE PUNK ARCHIVE - INTERVIEW

February 04, 2015

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The Punk Archive: Hey guys, introduce yourselves to our readers?

Gary (“McG” McGuinness): Hey there! I’m Gary, I play guitar, write the songs and sing in the The Survival Code. I enjoy a sweaty live performance…You should come check it out (at Cargo on the 7th February). Shameless plugging is okay, right?

MUTE PRINT - REVIEW

April 12, 2015

I'm not quite sure what it is, but it seems that when they were on stage something just possessed them with the power to impress. A particular one of my favourites by them is their new single, Never Let Go. people more about this item. What's it about and what makes it interesting? Give people the info they need to go ahead and take the action you want. 

ROCKSINS - REVIEW

April 15, 2015

Bringing a more defined rock twang, this trio bring a barrage of hard hitting riffs but with chorus’s made to hook you in, they’re songs are like a gift that just keep on giving. people more about this item. What's it about and what makes it interesting? Give people the info they need to go ahead and take the action you want.

INSIGHT - REVIEW

April 12, 2015

First up stood London-based rockers, The Survival Code. With an enthrallingly perfected live presence that could only have been obtained from constant rehearsals and gigging, the band’s no-nonsense rock sound is something missing in the charts right now. people more about this item. What's it about and what makes it interesting? Give people the info they need to go ahead and take the action you want.

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