Bands to Watch #255: Kodaline

By on Monday, 17th September 2012 at 12:00 pm

They may be Gary Barlow’s new favourite band after his Tweet about them. And the buzz is most certainly starting to build. Sure, ‘All I Want,’ is a truly beautiful piece of music, but there is more to this Dublin based four-piece Kodaline than a shining endorsement from the lead singer of a boyband. (I like Take That though, not ashamed to say…)

True, the song does come across as a bit of a whingey number, but the music it is played to is really brilliant. It’s almost reminiscent of Elbow, but without the grandeur of Guy Garvey, it’s more understated, with a voice more akin to Thom Yorke’s.

The Irish lads seem to be riding on the crest of the wave of Gary Barlow’s twitter endorsement and why not, PR in that way and form does not just drop into your lap every day. Grab it by the balls, I say.

The production of their debut effort (a self-titled EP) is absolutely bang on the mark, hitting the right accord between the softly spoken vocals and the noodling music. With their music, they manage to provoke a range of emotions through different topics like prejudice in the workplace. Their songs paint beautiful pictures and it’s obvious that there has been some serious thought gone into the creation of each of their songs.

Whether you were brought to them through this, or through Mr. Barlow, I can only recommend you have a listen before you judge.

Kodaline’s self-titled EP is out now on RCA Victor/B-Unique. The video for ‘All I Want’, along with a stream of the EP, is below.

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12:20 am
12th February 2013

[…] a bit giddy about Gary Barlow’s favourite Irish crooners, Kodaline. The music and video to ‘All I Want’ is tear-jerkingly beautiful, and with the backing of Mister Barlow, I just feel like they could do […]

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