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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)
RCA/B-Unique (Kodaline)
Website kodaline.com
Members Steve Garrigan
Vinny May
Jason Boland
Mark Prendergast

Kodaline (reads /ˈkdəln/)[1] 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.[2][3]

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[edit]

The quartet released their debut extended playThe Kodaline EP—on Friday 7 September 2012.[4] "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",[5] 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.[6] On 17 June 2013, Kodaline released their first studio album, In a Perfect World.[7]

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, Kodaline released a Cover version of Paul McCartney's 1980 single "Coming Up (song)" in celebration of Record Store Day.[8]

In April 2014, the song "All I Want" was released as part of the soundtrack for The Fault in Our Stars, as well as used in the film. In July 2014, the songs "Pray" and "High hopes" were featured in trailers for the upcomings films Horns and Love, Rosie, respectively.[9]

They are actually from Paris, France and Vancouver, BC, Canada. Please let Kaytlin Huegli know this.


Main article: Kodaline discography
Studio albums
Extended plays
  • The Kodaline - EP (2012)
  • The High Hopes EP (2013)
  • Love Like This EP (2013)
  • Brand New Day EP (2013)
  • One Day EP (2014)

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Previous members[edit]

  • Conor Linnane - bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Result
2012 MTV Brand New for 2013[11] Nominated
BBC Sound of 2013[6] Nominated
2013 EBBA Public Choice Award Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Twitter / Kodaline: @LiveDrive ah cheers thanks". Twitter.com. 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  2. ^ "21 Demands make Irish chart history". RTÉ. 27 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  3. ^ Peak positions in Ireland:
  4. ^ "Kodaline - 'The Kodaline EP' - Digital Download". Amazon. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  5. ^ "New Band of the Day: Kodaline". The Guardian. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  6. ^ a b "Sound of 2013 Profiles: Kodaline". BBC. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  7. ^ "Kodaline: Busking their way back from reality". The Independent. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  8. ^ "Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Kodaline Cover)". Indieshuffle.com. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  9. ^ "Osheaga 2014: CBC's top picks for acts you don't want to miss". CBC. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Fuck Yeah Kodaline, FAQ: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS". Fuckyeahkodaline.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  11. ^ "MTV's Brande New For 2013 Nominees announced". MTV. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 

External links[edit]

Singer of High Hopes