NewsTHE CODE WITHIN TOUR 06/01/2015Yes, you read it right. Our very first East Coast tour is imminent and we are pretty damn excited about it too!
Yes, you read it right. Our very first East Coast tour is imminent and we are pretty damn excited about it too!
Over the past 2 years we have been busy shaping and honing our craft, releasing a string of singles and working hard establishing a foot hold in the local Sydney rock scene. We had our first taste of playing interstate shows in QLD and VIC last year, and ever since then we have been amped to spread our wings even further!
So, from January 8th we are hitting the road to showcase the material we have been working on, including our most recent single 'Run' which has enjoyed Triple J Unearthed & community radio station play across Australia.
THE CODE WITHIN TOUR will consist of 7 shows over 3 weeks at the following locations & venues:
Thursday January 8th - Hamilton Station, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday January 10th - Ric’s Bar, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday January 11th - Ric’s Bar, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD
Friday January 16th - Revolver Bandroom, Prahran, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday January 17th - Elsternwick Hotel, Elwood, Melbourne, VIC
Friday January 23rd - Spectrum, Sydney, NSW
Saturday January 24th - Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith, NSW
Read moreThe July Wrap 30/07/2014It’s been a while since our last news update, but there’s certainly been plenty on the go over here at U:CODIA HQ. So, we thought it was time we brought our awesome fans up to speed on everything we’ve been doing just in case you’ve missed any of our movements.It’s been a while since our last news update, but there’s certainly been plenty on the go over here at U:CODIA HQ. So, we thought it was time we brought our awesome fans up to speed on everything we’ve been doing just in case you’ve missed any of our movements.
2013 was a massive year for us. Our first full year as a band and a very successful one at that. After playing almost 20 shows, winning The Fitz Band Comp and placing 5th in the National Final of the Emergenza Global Battle of the Bands, we found ourselves wrapping up the year on a boat of all things; cruising around the stunning waters of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, barbecuing lots of meat, knocking back a few beers and getting down to planning how we could make 2014 an even better year.
Firstly, we set a goal to record and release a debut single. When it came down to it, there really was no question as to which of our songs the single should be. ‘Run’, is a charging riff-driven tune and has fast become a bit of a crowd favourite. So, on 1st February we headed up to Inhouse Sound on the Central Coast of NSW, once again collaborating with Josh Telford (Daniel Johns, New Empire, The Butterfly Effect) to put ‘Run’ in an audio time capsule and launch it to the world. Mixed also by Josh Telford and mastered by Andy VanDette (Beastie Boys, David Bowie, Dream Theater) from Engine Room Audio in New York we held an official ‘Run’ launch party on May 28th at a fine venue by the name of ‘Spectrum’ on Oxford Street, Sydney (you can check out photos from the night here. If you haven’t heard 'Run' yet, you can download it right now from iTunes. We’re super proud of it and would love you to let us know what you think of it by rating and reviewing on iTunes.
We also decided 2014 was the year for us to expand interstate and take our sound to other parts of Australia. Well, we’ve been busy doing exactly that! In April we ventured north to Toowoomba in Queensland for Easterfest, where Kiwi legends Evermore were headlining. We played two shows there, plus did a live acoustic performance for Easterfest TV and a bunch of radio interviews. We also recruited some very cool new fans.
Spin forward to July and we are winding the month up having achieved another interstate venture. We took our first road trip to Melbourne to check out the local music scene down there and had an absolute blast! We had always heard rumours that Melbourne has something special going on musically and after doing 3 shows in as many days, we can only confirm the rumours are true. Melbourne, we can’t wait to come back in the summer and play for you again. We are already planning our next visit!
So, here we are halfway through the year, but there’s still plenty more we want to do before we head into 2015. We are hoping to release a video clip for ‘Run’, so watch this space. In the meantime, make sure you go and hit up our YouTube channel here and become a subscriber, because we’re going to start cranking up the regular video diaries.
We’re also starting to plan our first East Coast Tour, but we’ll save the details on that for a future post. In the meantime, keep U:CODIA on high rotation in your ears and social media circles. We look forward to singing along with you at one of our shows soon!
Peace, Love & Music,
Josh, Ed, Tim & Mitchell
Read moreU:CODIA for Soundwave 2014 29/01/2014Would you like to see us play alongside legendary bands like Greenday, Placebo & Korn? Then we need your help!
Would you like to see us play alongside legendary bands like Greenday, Placebo & Korn? Then we need your help!
As a Triple J Unearthed artist, we are in the running to be chosen to share the bill with these and many more awesome bands at Soundwave 2014 in Sydney. But we can’t do it without the support of our amazing fans.
Basically, we need the folks at Triple J to get to know who U:CODIA are… really, really well! You can help make this happen by inundating Triple J with requests to play our music, plus head over to our Triple J Unearthed profile at www.triplejunearthed.com/UCODIA to rate and review our songs.
You have until February 5th to help us make an impression. So grab your phones and text Rosie Beaton at Triple J Unearthed from Tuesday to Friday 4pm-6pm on 0467 345 777 or tweet her on @rosiebeaton and request ‘Grace’ and ‘This Is For You’ by U:CODIA.
You can also send the same requests to the main Triple J request line every single day of the week on 0439 757 555 or call 1300 055 536.
So, spread the word. Start requesting, rating and reviewing our songs and help U:CODIA get chosen for Soundwave 2014!
Thanks for your support! Read moreEmergenza Global Battle of the Bands: National Final 12/12/2013This is it! Throughout 2013 we have been competing in the Emergenza Global Battle of the Bands.
This is it! Throughout 2013 we have been competing in the Emergenza Global Battle of the Bands.
Starting back in April with over 200 bands from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, we made it through the first round and semi final. This Saturday 14th December we take on the remaining 18 bands in the National Final at The Metro Theatre in Sydney. The winning band heads to Germany for the global final to play at Taubertal Festival to 30,000 people!
We have only made it this far with the support of our amazingly loyal fans, and we need you yet again to come and vote for us. Only the top eight bands by vote will go forward to the judges panel.
To get your pre-sale tickets for the reduced price of $25 from us just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can get tickets at the door on the night for $35 each. The event starts at 4:30pm and we hit the stage after 8:30pm. Head to our facebook page for more details at www.facebook.com/ucodiaband.
Come and help U:CODIA get to Germany! Read moreU:CODIA Central Has Landed 02/11/2013Well friends, after many months of brainstorming design ideas, content and functionality over band BBQ’s, drinks at The Greengage Hotel and rehearsals, here it is! Your very own U:CODIA Central. Bringing together everything we are out there in cyberspace into one solid, sensory hub where you can get the latest on all we are up to.
Well friends, after many months of brainstorming design ideas, content and functionality over band BBQ’s, drinks at The Greengage Hotel and rehearsals, here it is! Your very own U:CODIA Central. Bringing together everything we are out there in cyberspace into one solid, sensory hub where you can get the latest on all we are up to.
Over to the right, you can sign up to our mailing list by entering your details under ‘Access U:CODIA’. Click on the icons at the top of the page to follow us via social media and download our debut EP from iTunes/Amazon or stream on Spotify. Check out the Video page for all our YouTube action and most importantly, come back to our Tour page regularly to find out when and where we are playing live. Our music is only as good as the voices that sing along with it and we want to see all your smiling faces there at our next show.
In the coming months we will be launching our very own merchandise store, where you will be able to order our EP on disc, plus get your hands on some insanely cool U:CODIA gear such as t-shirts, hoodies, beanies and more!
Stay tuned, stay in touch and keep sending us your feedback about all things U:CODIA. See you on the live circuit soon!
Peace, love and rock n’roll,
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