The Answer – Kodaline (Single Review)

It goes without saying that this band may just be the next big thing in the music industry. Kodaline, a quirky name for a sensational band who are from Dublin. They’ve just released a new track called “The Answer” paired with an awesome animated video to accompany it. With instrumental choices similar to that of Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah” 2006 track and a crisp, fresh voice from the lead singer Steve, this stripped back, thought provoking song really hits all the right spots. The animated video adds the final touches to the overall production of the track, which has been mixed effortlessly. With 10,000 views and counting, this band is definitely one to watch. They’re current, fresh, and what I think the “boy band” market needs!

The video for the lead track off their debut EP has become the internet sensation since it was released in September, racking up over 1.2 million views on Youtube and Vevo collectively. Not only is this an extremely popular track, it’s used in Greys Anatomy trailer and also the second episode of the current season which is aired both sides of the Atlantic. Positive comments are present on all their videos, “fantastic” and “excellent” are echoed across all the current tracks uploaded on their Youtube and Vevo accounts. Zane Lowe recently featured ‘All I Want’ as his #NextHype. All I Want was play-listed at Radio 1, XFM and Absolute radio. They’ve also been Top 5 on the Hype machine twitter chart. None other than Everything Everything remixed the single.

Kodaline are set to play for Save the Children – Christmas Tree Sessions @ Union Chapel with Spiritualized, Fyfe Dangerfield, Band of Skulls, Josh Kumra and Summer Camp on the 14th.

Claire Stapley