Ireland’s great white hopes Kodaline really should have named themselves Snowplay, such is the weight of influence from those two stalwarts.
That may provoke a degree of reticence, of course, although the thing all three bands have in common is the ability to manufacture and deliver deeply rich melodic songs, with true passion and commitment.
Kodaline illustrate all the ingredients for greatness, with many a swooning chorus to invoke a thousand festival lighters held aloft.
The album includes last year’s impressive ‘All I Want’, which shines out amongst a set of tunes that ought to provide a healthy contribution to the soundtrack of your summer.
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