In a Perfect World by Kodaline on Apple Music

11 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

The first two singles from Kodaline’s full-length debut—the arching piano ballad “High Hopes” and the bracing rock tune “Love Like This”—demonstrate the range of this rapidly rising Dublin rock quartet. By turns melancholy and joyful, In a Perfect World is immediately appealing due to the young band’s sophisticated suite of influences; the 11-track debut balances the earnest spirit of early U2, the arena-filling grandeur of Coldplay and the melodic craftsmanship of Oasis. But for all the familiar fragments, inspired guitar-based singles like “One Day” and “After the Fall” are delivered with enough invigorating energy to frame Kodaline as one of the year’s most distinctive rock newcomers.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The first two singles from Kodaline’s full-length debut—the arching piano ballad “High Hopes” and the bracing rock tune “Love Like This”—demonstrate the range of this rapidly rising Dublin rock quartet. By turns melancholy and joyful, In a Perfect World is immediately appealing due to the young band’s sophisticated suite of influences; the 11-track debut balances the earnest spirit of early U2, the arena-filling grandeur of Coldplay and the melodic craftsmanship of Oasis. But for all the familiar fragments, inspired guitar-based singles like “One Day” and “After the Fall” are delivered with enough invigorating energy to frame Kodaline as one of the year’s most distinctive rock newcomers.

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About Kodaline

Dublin, Ireland-based modern rock quartet Kodaline specialize in soaring, radio-ready guitar rock that's drawn comparisons to Coldplay, Keane, U2, and Oasis. Formed in the working-class town of Swords around the talents of Steve Garrigan, Vinnie May, Jr., Jason Boland, and Mark Prendergast, the band released an eponymous EP in 2012, with plans to unleash a full-length outing the following year. At the end of 2012, the band was shortlisted for the BBC's Sound of 2013, but was beat to the top spot by Haim. Kodaline released their debut album, In a Perfect World, in June 2013, which was preceded by the singles High Hopes and Love Like This. The album was a major success in Ireland, going platinum twice, and it also did well in Britain (it peaked at three and went gold) as well as portions of Europe. Kodaline's second album, Coming Up for Air, followed in early 2015; its first single was Honest. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Dublin, Ireland
  • FORMED
    2005

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