ACODA, fresh from playing Camden Crawl, Slam Dunk and Download Festivals, will release ‘This Is Life’ on August 20th, their 2nd single from the recent, critically lauded debut self titled EP.

The single will be backed by an unreleased acoustic version of EP track ‘The Ludavico Technique’ as well as a totally, brand new song ‘Remember And Move On’.   As front man Damon (Tang) explains: "The song is about violence, it's a social commentary. We feel very lucky, we don't want to feel sorry for ourselves over the small insignificant problems we have when there are so many much bigger issues out there: war, gang crime, homelessness, genocide, corruption. You see these things everyday and become desensitized to it.

"We feel like a lot of bands are taking advantage of this by inspiring their fans in a rather selfish way to turn inwards in the face of life's challenges. 'This is Life' seems bleak, but the core message is more about finding inner strength to deal with what life throws at you, take more of an interest in the world outside and about taking pride in what little differences you can make.

"It's about taking the negative energy you have and channeling it into productive ways you can change things and not about sitting in your bedroom feeling sorry for yourself." 

Full list of UK headline June dates:

21.06 - Classic Grand, Glasgow

22.06 - The Lamp, Hull

24.06 - The Three Tuns, Gateshead

25.06 - The Well, Leeds

26.06 - The Actress & Bishop, Birmingham

27.06 - The George, Andover

28.06 - Koopas, Swansea

29.06 - The Prince of Wales, Kettering

30.06 - Scream Lounge, Croydon  

ACODA are brilliant new 4 piece from Corby, who have already been named as one of the top 10 unsigned bands in the UK by Kerrang magazine AND been a band of the week in Rock Sound Magazine, who released their self-titled, proper debut 4 track EP ‘Acoda’ on 19/03/2012 through Torben Records.

Produced by Dan Lancaster (We Are The Ocean, Lower Than Atlantis) and influenced by the likes of Killswitch Engage, Rush and The Prodigy, ‘Acoda’ is a full on statement of intent.  

LIVE wise, ACODA had a HUGE year in 2011 for shows and festivals. They have been out touring and supporting the likes of Devil Sold His Soul, Flood of Red, Tesseract, Deaf Havana, Arcane Roots, Don Broco, Heights and more.

They have also played and toured across Europe in 2011 AND played a host of festivals including Download, Sonisphere, T in the Park, Hevy, Underage AND played at this years Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.