Irish-based indie-rock band Kodaline, made up of members Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast, Vinny May, and Jason Boland, has been slowly bubbling on the undercurrent of mainstream recognition since its formation in 2005. They received a great deal of attention in 2012 after releasing The Kodaline EP and their debut album In a Perfect World, with attention drawn to singles All I Want (featured in the 2012 Google Year in Review along with a variety of soundtracks), High Hopes, and Love Like This.
Kodaline’s sound is variable, diaphanous, and graceful – moving from motivational to nostalgic to quietly optimistic to encapturing a simple view of love – they can do it all. In 2015, they released Coming Up For Air, which further expanded their horizons.
God knows what they will do next. One can only listen, watch, and wait.