Ireland’s prodigal sons, Kodaline, make a most welcome return with the stunning Brother, available on 23rd June on RCA Records, a song that easily sits among their very best. It’s the sound of a band comfortable in their own skin while confidently pushing traditional boundaries.
Singer Steve Garrigan’s vocals have never sounded so passionate. Nor has the band ever sounded so fresh. Produced by Steve Harris and Two Inch Punch, with long-time collaborator Johnny McDaid (Snow Patrol) executive producer, Brother is mixed by Spike Stent. It’s the first addictive taste from their forthcoming new album and has anthem written all over it.
For album number three, Kodaline have, for the first time, worked with a variety of different writers and producers including pop guru Wayne Hector, Jonny Coffer (Beyonce, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy and Two Inch Punch
(Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Sam Smith).
Last year Kodaline featured on Kygo’s 2016 global smash ‘Raging’and they’ve taken a more electronic approach to some of the songs on their new album to dazzling effect.
This will be the first collection of new music since 2015’s Coming Up For Air, which went Gold in the UK. 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 play Glastonbury, the Other Stage, at 4:15 on Sunday June 25th.
They have just announced a special one-off show July 3rd at London’s Omeara.
Kodaline are – singer Steve Garrigan, guitarist Mark Prendergast, bassist Jason Boland and drummer Vinny May.