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Hope Is Our Lightning

December 2014 and our Codes continue to evolve and change. This past year has seen many memorable moments including our honour and delight in having been signed to Snow Patrol’s Polar Patrol Publishing, also gigs at The Willow Festival, Peterborough Beer Festival, Iron Horse Ranch, Halo, Spotify (Cambridge), BBC Cambridge, Peterborough FM (Thanks Doc Mason!).

Indeed we’ve shared our Codes at gigs on ships and carrying on the nautical theme at a boating lake in the past! We enjoyed playing at Attica and The Solstice in Peterborough and at Surya in London for the release of our last single “She’s The Only One For Me”! We were very honoured and delighted that Jonny Quinn of Snow Patrol has very kindly played drums on two songs from the new record, one of which was our last single (She’s The Only One For Me) and the other will be our next single called “The Road”. Ivor Novello winning songwriter and producer Iain Archer also very kindly recorded with us to collaborate on this record and we had great fun down at his studios off Holloway Road. Iain has written with and produced the likes of Jake Bugg, Snow Patrol, Rosi Golan and Nina Nesbitt to name but a few!

We are very excited about our forthcoming new album which will be entitled “Hope Is Our Lightning” featuring Jonny Quinn and Iain Archer and this new album is a special one centred around the idea of Hope as an energy, an immutable, energising force and how Hope can help us regain focus, momentum, purpose and a sense of meaning and being!

¬†We want to thanks our label Oilbug Records (thanks Isi, Lucy and Mr. Dan Donovan). Thanks to Polar Patrol Publishing (Jonny, Steve and Nat and all Patrol buddies),thanks to Mr. Andy Cowan who is an incredibly creative cyber genius and good good buddy, thanks to all the venues and the promoters. Thanks to Butterfly Effects Pedals (Mr. Mark Mills), to TC Helicon Voicelive, to Rotosound Strings and of course to our very own force of nature, Mr. Mark Ringer for his untiring work, support, help, belief, kindness and drive! Our last official gig this year will be at The Bassment in Chelmsford where we are again delighted and honoured to say that we have been asked to play with the wonderful Paolo Morena at his Xmas Party! If you haven’t seen Paolo check him out on youtube folks!

Roll on 2015! Yours in the ever changing, ever evolving Codes…


Butterfly Effects Pedals

Butterfly Effects Pedals is the brainchild of the creative and technical genius that is Mr. Mark Mills. Mark makes the most incredible pedals!

I can testify to his genius personally as we use his incredible “Burning Bush” pedal and it is a virtual endless playground for fuzz and distortion addicts with some very special bespoke elements to it! Utter utter genius!

You can literally tell Mark the pedal characteristics you’d like and he CAN create it! Go on try for yourself and get in touch with the genius himself!


She’s The Only One For Me

Published by Polar Patrol, SHE’S THE ONLY ONE FOR ME, is the first single taken from the Burning Codes fifth album Hope Is Our Lightning out in Summer 2014.

Vocals and guitar – Paul Archer
Bass – Hannah Foxx
Guitar – Mark Ringer
Trumpet – Darren Nimmo

Special Guests:
Drums – Jonny Quinn ( Snow Patrol )
Guitar – Iain Archer ( Jake Bugg, Tired Pony, Reindeer Section )

Director – Dan Donovan
Lighting – Andy and Ben Stanhope
Filmed at Grange Farm Studio

You can purchase the single on iTunes She’s the Only One for Me – Single – Burning Codes


Burning Codes live at The Solstice Video

Burning Codes live at The Solstice, Peterborough UK on 17 Oct 2013