Kodaline (formed 2005) are an alternative rock band from Dublin consisting of vocalist Stephen Garrigan, guitarist Mark Prendergast, drummer Vinny May and bassist Jason Boland.

Formation: Kodaline started out named 21 Demands. They topped the Irish Singles Chart in 2007 with their debut single 'Give Me A Minute' making history by it becoming the first independently-released track to do so. In 2011, they changed the band name to Kodaline.

Career: Kodaline released their debut EP 'The Kodaline EP' in 2012 with one of the songs, 'All I Want', being well-received reaching the UK chart and being lauded Record of the Week on BBC Radio 1. The song also made an appearance on an episode of 'Grey's Anatomy'. They were nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2013 poll in 2012 as well as MTV's Brand New For 2013. Their 2013 single 'High Hopes', from their second EP of the same name, became their second track to top the Irish Singles Chart. They announced the release of their debut album 'In a Perfect World' in 2012.

Biography by Contactmusic.com
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Picture - Shots of the Irish rock... London United Kingdom, Tuesday 17th February 2015

Shots of the Irish rock band, Kodaline as they performed live in concert at The Roundhouse in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th February 2015

Picture - Kodaline and Steve Garrigan -... Glasgow United Kingdom, Sunday 15th February 2015

Kodaline and Steve Garrigan - Kodaline perform live in concert at the Barrowlands Ballroom at Barrowlands - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Sunday 15th February 2015

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Steve Garrigan and Kodaline - Kodaline performs an exclusive acoustic gig at HMV for 400 fans who purchased their new album 'Coming Up For Air.' Kodaline is the first act to perform as part of a new partnership between HMV and Dublin venue Whelans. - Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 7th February 2015

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Steve Garrigan - Kodaline lead singer Steve Garrigan seen strolling down Grafton Street. The Irish rockers were forced to cancel their entire North American tour recently when bassist Jay Bolan broke his arm, Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 20th October 2014

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Keep Calm And Party On! London's Ten Most Exciting Festivals For 2014

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If you want a unique festival experience this year, London could be the place for you. Featuring a diverse range of events from the independent ethics of Jabberwocky to the mainstream attitude of Wireless, 2014 is not all about the States.

The UK is home to some incredible, highly respected music festivals such as Isle of Wight Festival, Leeds and Reading Festival and, of course, Glastonbury - but just what do we have in store from the nation's capital? London is unquestionably the UK's most vibrant city and, when it comes to music, there's really no denying that. The rest of the world may have SXSW, Coachella, Ultra and Exit (to name but a very small few), but London has a plethora of unique local events with line-ups and atmospheres that really prove their worth - and we're here to share them with you.

Jabberwocky 2014 logoJabberwocky (August 15th-16th)
All Tomorrow's Parties present this brand new festival for 2014, co-hosted by Pitchfork and Primavera Sound and set to take place at The Excel Centre this August. For its inaugural event, Jabberwocky will see headline acts from Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake, Darkside and Caribou, not to mention support from Kurt Vile & The Violators, Hookworms and Electric Wizard. Like many of the best festivals, it's not all about the music as Jabberwocky will be hosting some film events and, as the name suggests, there'll be plenty of art to enjoy too. Tickets are priced at £38.50 per day.

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