Kodaline performing in 2015
|Origin||Swords, Dublin, Ireland|
|Genres||Indie folk, indie rock, indie pop, alternative rock|
2005-11 (as 21 Demands with Conor Linnane and without Jason Boland)|
2011-present (as Kodaline)
Unsigned (21 Demands)|
Garrigan and Prendergast grew up in Swords, Dublin, and have known each other since childhood. Both attended secondary school at Colaiste Choilm, where they participated in battles of the bands. May joined the two in the group, followed by Boland in 2012. The group have released two studio albums, In a Perfect World (2013) and Coming Up for Air (2015), with a third, Politics of Living, to be released in 2018.
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. 21 Demands also wrote "One of Those Days", which they played on the Irish YouTube channel Balcony TV.
The quartet released their debut extended play--The Kodaline EP--on Friday 7 September 2012, produced by Philip Magee. "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 was used in 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 includes the singles "High Hopes", "All I Want", "Love Like This", and "Pray", as well as seven new songs. 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: The TV Show. "All I Want" was also in Season 5, episode 10 of The Vampire Diaries. The song "Brand New Day" from this album, is currently used as the theme tune for the hit Channel 4 show Gogglebox.
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 films Horns and Love, Rosie, respectively.
In December 2014, the band announced their second LP Coming Up for Air, and released a song called "Honest" on YouTube. A few days later they also published the song "Unclear".
Lead singer Steve Garrigan appeared on episode 18 of The Midnight Hour.
The band are currently working on creating their third album.
The lead single "Brother" was released on 23 June 2017. Garrigan once again appeared on The Midnight Hour alongside Eldeniro90 where he premiered new music. The group also released a single, 'Follow Your Fire', on 23 March 2018. The album titled Politics of Living was due for release on 10 August 2018 but has been delayed until September.
|2012||MTV||Brand New for 2013||Nominated|
|BBC||Sound of 2013||Nominated|
|2013||EBBA||Public Choice Award||Won|
Kodaline have been featured in different movies and shows. Below is a list of some of the films that their music has been played in:
|Film or show||Song||Year|
|Grimsby||"All I Want"||2016|
|The Finest Hours||"Haul Away Joe"||2016|
|Boomerang||"All I Want"||2015|
|T in the Park 2015 (TV series)||"Love Like This"||2015|
|Britain's Got More Talent (TV series)||"Ready"||2015|
|French Open Live 2015 (TV mini- series)||"Play the Game"||2015|
|Aloha||"Love Like This"||2015|
|The Vampire Diaries (TV series)||"Ready"||2015|
|The Longest Ride||"Love Like This"||2015|
|Sunday Brunch (TV series)||"Honest", "Love Like This"||2013-2014|
|Love, Rosie||"High Hopes"||2014|
|The Fault in our Stars||"All I Want"||2014|
|Dancing on Ice||"High Hopes"||2014|
|Grey's Anatomy||"All I Want"||2012|