- 22 Nov 10
When epic rockers CODES signed to EMI, it was widely expected they would sweep all before them. But the young Dubliners found Irish daytime radio impossible to crack. Their manager explains how a bright young group with global prospects were hamstrung by what he sees as the conservative culture of the Irish music business.
Here’s the case study. You’re a young indie-rock band called CODES with a big sound and an exceptional, choirboy vocalist. You record a couple of independent singles – ‘Edith’ and ‘This Is Goodbye’, which breach the Irish Top 40. You self-finance your debut album, Trees Dream In Algebra, which involves demoing in Cardiff with Manics man Mike Haver, and album sessions proper in Modern World studios in the Cotswolds.
CODES play the Button Factory on November 27.