ONE of Ireland's most internationally successful bands in recent years, Kodaline, are back with their third studio album, Politics of Living, out 28 September.
Their first album since 2015's Coming Up For Air (which went gold in the UK), tomorrow's release sees Kodaline team up with some of the hottest production and writing talent imaginable including hitmaker supreme Steve Mac (‘Shape Of You’ by Ed Sheeran), pop guru Johnny Coffer (Rag’N’Bone Man, Beyonce), Jonas Jeberg (Dizzee Rascal, Kylie Minogue), Stephen Harris (Miles Kane, Kaiser Chiefs) as well as long-time collaborator Johnny McDaid (‘What About Us’ by Pink).
The band’s latest single ‘Head Held High’ is a mandolin-driven piece of summer pop with a powerful message that has become a BBC Radio 2 mainstay, and is one of the standout tracks taken from the new album. The single follows the release of one of their best ever singles earlier this year, ‘Follow Your Fire’, a slice of powerhouse pop which showed the band are ready to cement their place amongst the UK’s best in 2018.
Kodaline will also feature on the brand new track ‘All For Love’ on chart-topping DJ and producer Sigala’s new album ‘Brighter Days’, also out on September 28th.
After a blockbuster summer including playing to a sold out crowd of 21,000 fans at Dublin’s Malahide Castle in June, as well as sets at the Isle Of Wight and TRNSMT festivals, the Dublin band head out on a slew of European and US dates this autumn.
The band's debut album, In A Perfect World has sold over a million copies worldwide and imprinted itself on the nation's consciousness with streaming figures well into the 100s of millions. On Vevo the band's videos have had over 200 million views, and they have sold over a million singles.
Kodaline are made up of singer Steve Garrigan, guitarist Mark Prendergast, bassist Jason Boland and drummer Vinny May.
Both Steve and Vinny joined us back in July to chat about the new album, as well as what's in store for the future.
You can read that interview here, and check out their very revealing game of Never Have I Ever below.