1. The Survival Code Broken Strings 3:18

The Survival Code are set to release their new EP “Broken Strings” and, by the sound of the title single above, are also well on their way to future legend status. I say this because, well, listen to yourself. The song, much like the album, is simply relentless in its rhythm and hooks with thick guitars and an energy that drives the song throughout. This is a guitarist’s album to the core with riffs a’plenty. Well done!


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About The Survival Code
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. Currently, Chema plays bass for the band.

With influences ranging from Johnny Cash to the Deftones, this successful group has gathered a loyal fan base as they gigged across the UK and Ireland over the last 4 years headlining some amazing venues and opening for some very talented acts.

The band has become known for their energetic and unforgiving live shows. Nothing is ever left on the stage with this lot!

Lead singer Gary is the project’s driving force and songwriter. A classical guitar scholar and skilled drummer originally from Dublin, he drummed in successful alt-rock bands for over a decade before moving to London in 2010 to see if a dent could be made in the UK music scene.

After meeting and collaborating with Tom Cook, a talented drummer and Pete Agnelli (the band’s original Bassist), The Survival Code was born.

An EP “Everything but today” came in 2013 and was followed with their’ debut album “MMXV” in 2015 through “IRL” – “Strong Debut Album” Rocksound Magazine // “MMXV is a strong debut album, an absolute must for rock music fans” – Rocksins

This year is all about the 3 track EP entitled “Broken Strings” which will feature two lead singles, the first of which is the title track “Broken Strings” due on the 25th of Sept through IRL.

The band will be gigging at venues in the UK and Ireland throughout the rest of the year. Dates are below.

Album Coming next year around May 2017.

“Music is a form of storytelling, and it’s my job to make that story captivating” – Gary McGuinness, Lead Singer – The Survival Code

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”

His poem:

“The song that I came to sing remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument.
The time has not come true, the words have not been rightly set;
only there is the agony of wishing in my heart.
The blossom has not opened; only the wind is sighing by.
I have not seen his face, nor have I listened to his voice;
only I have heard his gentle footsteps from the road before my house.
The livelong day has passed in spreading his seat on the floor;
but the lamp has not been lit and I cannot ask him into my house.
I live in the hope of meeting with him, but this meeting is not yet”.

-Rabindranath Tagore in the Gitanjali

Live dates

  • 21 October – Alleycat – Denmark St
  • 27 October – Fibber Magees – Dublin, Ireland
  • 29 October – Bruxelles – Dublin, Ireland
  • 17 November – New Cross Inn – London
  • 18 November – Bar 42 – Worthing
  • 19 November – Cave at the holly tree – London
  • 14 December – Tooting Tram and Social