Kodaline are an Irish rock band. Originally known as 21 Demands, 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, County Kildare was recruited.
As 21 Demands, the band first came to attention in November 2006, when they participated in the fifth series of RTÉ talent show You're a Star; finishing as the series' runners-up. On 3 March 2007, 21 Demands released their own single called "Give Me a Minute" through digital7 downloads on the RTÉ website. They made chart history when the single topped the Irish Singles Chart; becoming the first independently released track to achieve this feat.
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.
"Perfect World" is currently used as the theme tune for the hit Channel 4 show Gogglebox.
In April 2014, Kodaline released a Cover version of Paul McCartney's 1980 single "Coming Up" in celebration of Record Store Day.
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.
The song "All I Want" is used in TCM Remembers, Turner Classic Movies' annual remembrance of film industry contributors who died in 2014.
In December 2014, the band announced the new LP "Coming Up for Air", and published a song called "Honest" on YouTube. A few days later they also published the song "Unclear".
In a Perfect World (2013)
Coming Up for Air (2015)
Steve Garrigan - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, mandolin, 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)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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