Kodaline are a Dublin-based Irish alternative rock quartet.  In December 2012, the BBC announced that Kodaline had been nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll – a poll which surveys music critics and industry figures to find the most promising new music talent.

For Kodaline, music isn’t just music. “It’s therapy,” says singer Steve Garrigan.  “When we write music, the first thing we think of is, it’s therapy for us. Then we think of how we can use that feeling to touch as many people as possible.”

Music should have a purpose,  you know, – says Steve, Our purpose is honesty.

Steve, Mark and drummer Vinny May – all aged 22 and 23 – have been working towards this moment for much of their young lives. Growing up in houses just two minutes away from each other in Swords, Steve and Mark met aged eight, when they were the only boys in the school choir. “We were there to pick up girls, of course”, jokes Mark.


  1. Reblogged this on Wholeheartedness and commented:
    David, get off the internet and get outside!!! Thanks for the music…


  2. Nice clean, crisp sound. Great introduction. Thanks.


  3. I was absolutely taken by the simplicity. Honest, Irish lads, indeed. So I clicked on another gentle, minimalist number and then found their concert in May where the bass and drummer showed their chops. No wonder they’re getting noticed. Another addition to my iPod, I’m afraid.


  4. I enjoyed this SO much!!


  5. This made me cry!


  6. Thank you David, I really enjoyed them. Will check to see if they have a CD out. 🙂


  7. Reblogged this on Melody Music Studios.


  8. There is something piercingly poignant about this music….love it!!


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