The new single ‘Along The Way’ from duo rockers Survival Code is a banging track from the off with a pounding, fast beat that sets the intention clearly. This is rock but with a slight nod to pop and comes across as somewhat less gritty and more of a track to put on repeat instead of being some sort of power rock ballad.
There are plenty of strong chords, and quick instrumentation that couples perfectly with the lyrics layered in hooky harmonies. Think Blink-182 and Green Day here. You will find yourself singing along in agreement to where the lyrics lead at an increasing pace. This isn’t cloying rock and has just enough strength with a bit of bite to it. You can hear the weighty strong riffs and fast paced rhythm to guide the track ably along. There is an unfortunate tendency for bands falling into the rock genre to get a bit distorted by the sheer roughness and unfinished texture to their content but you definitely won’t find that here.
What is evident with this track is how deftly this has been arranged and written to fully rock out on. It is punchy and the structure is succinct and tight. More importantly, this track is a great indicator and representation for the rest of the album as a whole. What’s even better, for the entirety of the their album, Hopelessness of People, you get more of the same with every track.
With upcoming dates in London and Dublin, this is definitely a band not to miss.