U:CODIA

U:CODIA

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandAlternativeRock

Alternative Rock band from Sydney, Australia. Brand new single 'Run' out now on iTunes.
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/run-single/id880347267

Biography

"They say hindsight is a beautiful thing, but where's the hope in the death of dreams..." - this is the anthem creating a rumble in the crust beneath our feet. Ladies and gentlemen, put your ears to the ground! A new cadence is rising from the underbelly of Australia’s music venues. Sydney based alternative rock quartet U:CODIA have landed, and they are here to deliver.

It is only 2 years since this mighty foursome was born, but in a very short space of time, the band have not only crafted an impressive set of rock-solid songs, they have also released their debut EP to iTunes and CD, played numerous shows across 3 states, and placed 5th in the National Final of the Emergenza Global Battle of the Bands at the end of 2013. Lead vocalist, Josh Stanes says, “We’re not a band who likes to do things in half measures. We aim to apply the motto “What is excellence at one level, is mediocrity at the next”, to everything we do.” The recent release of their new single ‘Run’ is testament to this. Recorded and mixed by Josh Telford (Daniel Johns, New Empire, The Butterfly Effect) at Inhouse Sound, Australia and mastered by Andy VanDette (Beastie Boys, David Bowie, Dream Theater) at Engine Room Audio, New York; ‘Run’ is a powerhouse, riff-driven rock tune that offers a nod to several of their influences including Foo Fighters, 30 Seconds To Mars, Tool and U2. 

Yet, there is something signature about their sound that makes this band unique. These rockers bring a fresh vibe to the table. On first listen, it becomes very apparent the sheer determination these four men have in making their mark, and their live shows only confirm this. With a high-octane set, U:CODIA take to the stage with a relentless energy and passion that truly sets them apart. As a band who should be considered still in its infancy, there is a maturity about their sound and stage presence that makes them appear to have been a unit for much longer than they actually have. Positive reports of their live performances abound. It has been said on several occasions that something changes in the atmosphere of the room when they begin to play.

With their eyes fixed firmly on expanding further interstate and growing their fan base in 2014, the boys are embarking on planning their first official East Coast tour running from Brisbane to Melbourne over the December/January holiday season. So watch this space and expect much more to come from their corner of the world. U:CODIA are set to engrave their name on the Australian music scene and beyond.

Lyrics

This Is For You

Written By: Josh Stanes

Put these hands together
Unleash your voice upon this sunrise
Create a channel of echoes
Be strong, be strong and be faithful
Don't try to break it down
Why one and not the other
Shoot the clouds with all your questions
In the rain you'll find the answer

Can you feel it now
Can you see it now

She's gonna be alright, but you are the one
Who has been given a second chance this time
She's gonna be alright, accept the way it's gone
Trading places, is only good for your mind

Now you see it now you don't
Expect the unexpected, a miracle
Fate is the jester and a joke
In your heart I think you know

Can you feel it now
Can you see it now

She's gonna be alright, but you are the one
Who has been given a second chance this time
She's gonna be alright, accept the way it's gone
Trading places, is only good for your mind

The Impossible Room

Written By: Josh Stanes

The Impossible Room: © copyright 2012
Lyrics: Josh Stanes, Music: U:CODIA

Reflection time
Taste ebbs and flows
Feel the highs
Feel the lows
Picket fences
Have lost their shine
Hope deferred
Weary mind

Featherweight beams
Gracefully place
Sunspots in your eye
And energise your heart
Your sweat collection
Labelled with a question
Time to blow
The candle out

You came back
Not a moment too soon
I have loved and I have let go
Now you beckon me to move
Never been a better time
To face my own truth
And open the door
Of the impossible room

So dangerous
To stay behind
Trying to protect
Achievements long gone
Memoir scars
Should not shape
Future seeds
Who lay in wait
??
A shot rings out
Inside your faded mind
If you love something
You've got to set it free
They say hindsight
Is a beautiful thing
But where's the hope
In the death of dreams

You came back
Not a moment too soon
I have loved and I have let go
Now you beckon me to move
Never been a better time
To face my own truth
And open the door
Of the impossible room

Laid to rest
Now I wake to find
This clouded view
Has become mine

You came back
Not a moment too soon
I have loved and I have let go
Now you beckon me to move
Never been a better time
To face my own truth
And open the door
Of the impossible room

Discography

Self titled EP - U:CODIA
7 tracks. Available on iTunes, Amazon & Spotify
Released 25th January, 2013.

Set List

This Is For You
Grace
Inside Of You
The Impossible Room
Wish You Well
Draw A Line
Marks Of Glory
The Valley