CODEX LEICESTER – A MAD MANS LULLABY
Released 28th May 2012 (Function Records)
Words: Tom Willmott
Codex Leicester are exactly the sort of the band that we need in what seems like a bleak period of history Britain is going through. Based in Leicester (no suprises there), the four piece have only been in existence for the past couple of years, so this EP will hopefully be the start of brighter prospects.
Those who may have been disappointed with Dananananaykroyd calling it a day last year, will find that the band do tend to have some very bouncy and colourful sounds that the former were very well known for, as seen in “Strong In Bull” and “Hey Hey Hot Legs”. Yet there are also a range of harsher elements to add to the palette, in the same vein that Biffy Clyro demonstrated so well on their first three albums. A combination of these can be found in what has to be the standout track and closer, “Supersleeper”, with plenty a riff to be heard.
This EP definitely is a sign that the band are on the right track as far as creativity goes, and deservedly should be heard in the wider music scene. A great start to potentially one of the more exciting discoveries of the year.