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Box Codax “No Trains” (Video)

Here is a little masterpiece of Box Codax, for their track “No Trains”. Taken from their Hellabuster album, just released on Gomma last week.
Video by Anna McCarthy.


Franz Ferdinand Solo Project: Box Codax “Hellabuster” (CD)

Here it comes: Box Codax. The solo project of Nick McCarthy – man on the guitar in Franz Ferdinand. The NME and many others already raved about this new album that was also partly produced by Metronomy: One of the most extravagant and colorful Rock/Folk albums of these days. Imagine Zappa in the studio with Arcade Fire and Roy Orbison.

In fact Box Codax is a band consisting of 3 members: Nick McCarthy and his longtime friends: poet and singer Alex Ragnew and Nick’s wife Manuela Gernedel. It’s a family record. It starts with some raw rock’n rolly disco and ends in the most beatiful melancholic ballads you can imagine. Aditional mixing, drum programming and other things by legendary ACDC engineer Mike Fraser and Modica & Imbery from Gomma.

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Box Codax “I Won’t Come Back” (Video)

The new solo project of Nick McCarthy (Franz Ferdinand) Box Codax is creating waves in UK right now. The NME just wrote a big piece about the new album that he did with Alex Ragnew for Gomma. Before we give you the new album you can fill your free time by wathing this new little video a friend of Nick did for the song “I Won’t Come Back”. Album out on Friday!


NME interviews Nick McCarthy (Franz Ferdinand / Box Codax)



Box Codax “Choco Pudding” (Video)

Taken from the single “Hellabuster / Choco Pudding”.


Box Codax “Hellabuster” (Video)

Directed by Anna McCarthy. The single “Hellabuster / Choco Pudding” has been released on 11 March 2011.


Box Codax – Hellabuster / Choco Pudding

GOMMA153 Box Codax cover

Release: 11 March 2011
Cat#: Gomma 153

As you might know we always have been big Franz Ferdinand fans here at Gomma. So you can imagine how happy we were when Nick McCarthy, mastermind and guitar man in FF asked us if we wanna release his solo project: Box Codax. We know him, because he already released the album of his early days’ band Kamerakino on our label 8 years ago.

So now after FF years it’s time for Box Codax, his band with his oldest friend Alex Ragnew and his wife Manuela Gernedel. And this is, sorry: an amazing album. It’s like a piece of theater. A Happening. 13 songs with 13 videos by English and German film artists. Here is the first single Hellabuster/Choco Pudding, co-produced by Metronomy.

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Box Codax Countdown

In early May we will release the new Box Codax album. Box Codax is the band of Nick McCarthy (mastermind and guitar man of Franz Ferdinand) and his friend Alex Ragnew. This album is a special one. Really. Think somewhere between Zappa and the more far out DFA records.

For each song, there will be a video by young artists from Britain and Germany, which we will show counting down to the album. Above is the first episode, Sandy Moffat. Enjoy!