CODA

CODA

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CODA is a four-piece female fronted alternative rock outfit from Northern Ireland. They have been gigging extensively, carving out their alternative brand of urgent, driving rock and honing their live shows to the experiences of explosive energy delivered with urgency and passion.

Biography

CODA is a four-piece female fronted alternative rock outfit from Northern Ireland which includes Julianne Shawe (vocals & guitar), Adam Shirlow (guitar & vocals), Gareth Scott (bass) and Matt Crothers (drums). They have been gigging extensively for the past 18 months, carving out their alternative brand of urgent, driving rock and honing their live shows to the experiences of explosive energy delivered with urgency and passion.

They've gone on to develop their distinctive style of spiky and abrasive guitar rock with shows supporting alt-rock heroes Sleater Kinney and Domino records favourites Sons and Daughters along with their own explosive headlining shows throughout the UK.

“a pummelling flurry of rhythms overlaid with razor-edged guitar and confrontational male/female vocals”
- Francis Jones / Culture Northern Ireland

The band has also gained further recognition throughout the Irish media with an appearance at the ever-growing Glasgowbury Festival 07, headlined by Duke Special. Their recent EP release has also gained extensive airplay on N. Ireland radio stations, including BBC Radio Ones Rory McConnell show. CODA also performed an acoustic session for BBC Radio Ulster in July 07.

“Blistering guitar licks, urgent, attention grabbing vocals and strong melodies”
- Patric Baird / The Belfast Telegraph

“Ms Shawe’s vocals and stage presence bare comparison with Brody Dalle and PJ Harvey. Musically, it's hit after hit of grungy alternative melodic rock-punk-pop, with highlights all over the place”
- William Johnston / BBC Ulster Across the line

Their newly recorded EP Burn The Wire boasts comparisons to such alternative luminaries as Pretty Girls make Graves, Queens of the Stone Age and At the Drive In, but at the same time, is shot through with their own unique heartfelt melodies, sparkling guitar interplay and taught rhythmic muscle.

“Burn the Wire may only be three tracks long but those nine minutes of breathless guitar, bass and drum wrangling allow CODA to make their mark effectively”
- David Roy / The Irish News

'A fusion of Queens of The Stone Age and Garbage being torn to shreds by Sleater-Kinney. Its full-on, fast-paced, sometimes monolithically heavy and always kept right on the edge by singer Julianne Shaw's viciously powerful vocals. It's easy to imagine songs like 'They're Closing In' and 'Cold Sweat Tears' played live and loud creating something of a mini riot in the moshpit.'
- MusicMart Magazine September 07 Issue

CODA were Hotpress Pick of the Fortnight - as chosen by Jackie Hayden July 2007

CODA are currently organising gigs throughout the UK to support the release of their EP.

Discography

CODA released their EP Burn The Wire in June 2007. It is a 3 track EP of unique heartfelt melodies, sparkling guitar interplay and taught rhythmic muscle with female/male vocals. The EP can be heard at their myspace www.myspace.com/codaonline
Their EP is currently being played in radio stations throughout Ireland

Set List

Our set is normally half an hour long
1/ 28 Ten
2/ The reason
3/ They're Closing in
4/ Cold Sweat tears
5/ Burn The Wire
6/ Nothing is Simple
7/ End of the Line
8/ Lets Digress
9/ Medium Giraffe