Two years ago, Steve and his childhood friend Mark helped each other through respective recent break-ups by shaping their thoughts into songs about love and loss. Teaching each other the principles of songcraft, the music they came up with – some of which can be found on debut EP NAME – isn’t wan or introspective or self-serving. Instead, it’s bold, epic and stirring.
Steve, Mark and drummer Vinny May – all aged 22 and 23 – have been working towards this moment for much of their young lives and have spent the last two years writing solidly with just a belief in their talent keeping them afloat. Having recently completed their line-up with the addition of bassist, Jason Boland, Kodaline are now ready to unveil themselves to the world with these first four tracks recorded with Steve Harris (producer for Dave Matthews band, mixer for U2).
Currently planning another EP, live dates and – further down the line – a debut album, Kodaline are now hoping their music will provide therapy for others too. “Music should have a purpose, you know,” says Steve, “Our purpose is honesty”
Tickets priced €10 inclusive of booking fee are on sale on August 8th from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie