Talk In Code

FRESH: ‘Secret’ – Talk In Code

Talk In Code have a “Secret”

Swindon, UK based group Talk In Code have just released their stonking new single, “Secret”, which brings back so many memories of those feel good 80’s retro anthems with euphoric lyrics and an uplifting soundtrack, this is power pop at its very best! The song is the follow up to their earlier release, “Taste The Sun”, from the west country four piece, who have been recording since 2014.

“Secret” is the fourth single to be released by the band this year, and was recorded and mixed in more normal times, just two weeks before lockdown, at Studio 91 in Newbury. “Secret” has a familiar story of meeting that someone special and falling in love and all the emotions it brings with it. And with a late 80’s backdrop – which the band say is inspired from songs like Go West’s “The King Of Wishful Thinking” and Whitney’s “How Will I Know” – this is no 80’s cheese!

Talk In Code are Chris Stevens (vocals, guitars), Alastair “Snedds” Sneddon (guitars, programming), Mark “Titch” Turner (bass, programming) and Jamie O’Sullivan (drums) and they released their self-titled debut album in 2014. After a break, they returned in 2018 with a follow up, “Resolve”, which featured the singles, “Keep Safe” and “Oxygen”. The band’s output this year has been nothing short of retro-rocking with the shimmering “Talk Like That”, the sombre “Taste The Sun” and now the retro-pop “Secret”. Let’s hope there is an album on the way soon…(!)

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!