It’s true, Swindon is not best known for its conveyor belt of musical talent, more The Magic Roundabout…BUT…the brightly burning beacon of hope is that of 80’s flavoured, anthemic indiepop band TALK IN CODE.
Once described as ‘The 1975 with a huge dollop of Duran Duran’, the band’s sound oozes energy with pure dance-ability combing thumping rythms, vibrant synths, shimmering guitars and soaring vocals all geared to get the most sceptic feet moving!
2022 saw TIC sign to London independent – Regent Street Records. The label was founded by the now president of Virgin Music UK – Vanessa Bosaen. The band has released 3 singles under its banner, accumulating over 300k streams with songs added to over 500 playlists including editorials on Apple Music, Soundcloud and FLO.
Produced by Sam Winfield at Studio 91 (The Amazons, Amber Run, Fickle Friends, Bring Me The Horizon), ‘The Big Screen’ is the band’s 3rd album release.
Fondly known as ‘Talkers’, fans can enjoy a range of fun-filled content across the socials and can get even closer to the action by joining the WhatsApp group.
Live is where the band’s true strength lies appearing alongside household names such as Years & Years, Scouting For Girls, The Feeling, My Life Story and Nik Kershaw. TIC has also enjoyed festival appearances at Victorious, Wychwood, Lechlade and Jurassic Fields together with being programmed nationally for Foodies Festivals twice!
There’s no shortage of press and radio coverage, the quartet has featured in Q Music, CLOUT and Indie is Not a Genre and been on rotation at BBC Introducing and Amazing radio networks, all supported by countless features and plays on local stations.
The name – TALK IN CODE – is derived from the idea that everyone relates to songs differently, building their very own meaning, relationship…..code.
“Amazing live, packed with energy and passion!”
“Sits on the edge between todays mainstream and tomorrows unwritten”
The Big Takeover
“Talk In Code write throwaway pop songs you’ll want to listen to forever”
– Dave Franklin, Swindon Advertiser
“A brilliant blend of anthemic indie goodness”
– The Ocelot Magazine
“Sophisticated pop, modern sparkle and highly catchy”
“Absolutely LOVE this!”
– BBC Introducing
“We can imagine a future of fans crowding the barriers at a TIC gig, tear-streaked faces
behind outstretched arms as they sing along every word with Chris Stevens’ vocals”
– Bands On Demand
“An infectious and danceable soundscape”
– Music Eye Online