|Origin||Swords, Dublin, Ireland|
|Genres||Indie rock, alternative rock, folk rock|
|Years active||2005—2011 (as 21 Demands)
2011—present (as Kodaline)
|Labels||Unsigned (21 Demands)
Kodaline (reads //) are a Dublin-based Irish rock band. Originally known as 21 Demands, the band made chart history in March 2007, when their debut single "Give Me A Minute" topped the Irish Singles Chart; becoming the first independently released track to achieve the feat.
In 2011, the band changed its name to Kodaline. Steve Garrigan and Mark Prendergast grew up in Swords, Dublin and have known each other since childhood. They both attended secondary school at Colaiste Choilm in Swords, where they would take part in many battle of the bands. Years later, they began to share a love for music and at that stage Vinny May, who also lived in Swords, joined the group. The group was not fully complete until January 2012, when their friend, bass player Jason Boland, from Celbridge, Co. Kildare was recruited.
2012-present: In a Perfect World
The quartet released their debut extended play—The Kodaline EP—on Friday 7 September 2012. "All I Want" was selected as BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton's Record of the Week, featured in the season 9 episode of Grey's Anatomy, "Remember the Time", and as the background music for Google's 2012: Year in Review video. On 9 December 2012, the BBC announced that Kodaline had been nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll. On 17 June 2013, Kodaline released their first studio album, In a Perfect World.
In a Perfect World has 11 songs, including recurring singles like "High Hopes", "All I Want", "Love Like This", and "Pray". The album includes seven new songs; "One Day", "Brand New Day", "After The Fall", "Big Bad World", "All Comes Down", "Talk", and "Way Back When". The iTunes deluxe-edition of the album contains "The Answer", "Perfect World", "Lose Your Mind", and "Latch", with music videos for "All I Want" and "High Hopes". The CD deluxe-edition, instead, contains a CD of live performances of "All I Want", "High Hopes", "Love Like This", "Pray", "All Comes Down", and "The Answer" at The Button Factory in Dublin. Their song "All I Want" was featured on the MTV show Catfish. "All I Want" was also in Season 5 Episode 10 of The Vampire Diaries, and in Season 9 Episode 2 of Grey's Anatomy.
In April 2014, the song "All I Want" was released as part of the soundtrack for The Fault in Our Stars (film), as well as used in the film.
In July 2014, the song "Pray" was featured in a trailer for the upcoming film "Horns".
In July 2014, the song "High Hopes" was featured in a trailer for the upcoming film "Love, Rosie"
- Studio albums
- In a Perfect World (2013)
- Extended plays
- The Kodaline - EP (2012)
- The High Hopes EP (2013)
- Love Like This EP (2013)
- Brand New Day EP (2013)
- Steve Garrigan - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, keyboards (born 23 August 1988)
- Mark Prendergast - lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards (born 16 January 1989)
- Vinny May - drums, percussion, backing vocals (born 11 February 1990)
- Jason Boland - bass guitar, backing vocals (born 31 August 1987)
- Conor Linnane - bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
Awards and nominations
|2012||MTV||Brand New for 2013||Nominated|
|BBC||Sound of 2013||Nominated|
|2013||EBBA||Public Choice Award||Won|
- "Twitter / Kodaline: @LiveDrive ah cheers thanks". Twitter.com. 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
- "21 Demands make Irish chart history". RTÉ. 27 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
- Peak positions in Ireland:
- "Kodaline - 'The Kodaline EP' - Digital Download". Amazon. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
- "New Band of the Day: Kodaline". The Guardian. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
- "Sound of 2013 Profiles: Kodaline". BBC. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- "Kodaline: Busking their way back from reality". The Independent. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Kodaline Cover)". Indieshuffle.com. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
- "Fuck Yeah Kodaline, FAQ: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS". Fuckyeahkodaline.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
- "MTV's Brande New For 2013 Nominees announced". MTV. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
Singer of High Hopes