Burning Codes is the solo project of Irish, Belfast born singer and songwriter Paul Archer. The project has had various sonic collaborators including Iain Archer (Tired Pony, Reindeer Section, and Ivor Novello winner), Jonny Quinn and Nathan Connolly (Snow Patrol) and Carey Willets and Steve Roberts (Athlete).

Paul also contributed vocals to five tracks on Snow Patrol’s ‘Eyes Open’.


Burning Codes music concerns our own unique messages, the codes which are truly ours, uniquely understood and owned by each of us, uniquely. The music is birthed from our moments and what we do with these moments, how we see, feel, react, encode and decipher the inner messages and the outer manifestations of what we feel, think and do.


Mysterious, melodic, beautiful, eerily intimate... gorgeous harmonies - Hot Press


As quietly awesome and deeply intimate as catching the first glimpse of dawn from a secret solitary place – AU Magazine


Breathtaking… it kicks redemptive ass.Gary Lightbody – Snow Patrol


Your concept of intimacy and space is very interesting. Beautiful music, congratulations!. - Michael Rother – Neu/Kraftwerk


It is new music that sounds like nothing else around at the moment – beautiful, soulful, momentary paeans of glory, I kid you not.
Iain archer – Solo Artist, Ivor Novello Award winner


Music that has your soul dancing. - Steve Stockman - Soul Surmise


Burning Codes are showing why it is sometimes better to lead by what comes from inside rather than follow what is going on all around. - MP3 Hugger Review