Release Of The Day: "Brother" by Kodaline

Hey guys!

Single releases are probably some of the most exciting releases;
they are new material from your favourite bands,
they are tasters of their next albums,
they are beginnings of new chapters.

Today we get to share a song with you, that we know is going to touch you.
It actually made us cry, the first time we listened to it.

One of house in the sand's favourite bands is back with new music and we couldn't be more excited!
Check it out!

- Release Of The Day -
"Brother" by Kodaline

Kodaline are a four piece band from Dublin, Ireland. Genre-wise they walk on the fine line between alternative and folk-rock
Singer Steve and guitarist Mark have known each other from school. Meeting drummer Vinny and former bassist Conor a few years later led them to start out as a band. As "21 Demands" the quartet was part of the Irish talent show "You're A Star" and came in second. 
After a busy time and a chart hit, things slowed down.

With a new bassist and a new band name - Kodaline was born. Their first selftitled EP brought out their song "All I Want" which found a lot of positive feedback, especially online. Soon that song was played on the TV series Grey's Anatomie and The Vampire Diaries.
In 2013 the press re-discovered the band and predicted big times for the Irish lads.  
Kodaline are:
Steve Garrigan (lead vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar)
Mark Prendergast (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards)
Jason Boland (bass, backing vocals)
Vinny May (drums, percussion, backing vocals)

2015 was a whirlwind for the band; they released their fantastic record "Coming Up For Air", played tons of festivals, performed with Ed Sheeran and continued touring.

Late last year they slowed down the touring side of things and started writing and recording new material.

And today Kodaline are here with a new single!

"Brother" might be the most emotional song Kodaline have delivered so far.
I'm sure you've heard some of their old material, such as "High Hopes" and "All I Want" - and those songs have definitely touched our hearts - but "Brother" takes things to another level.

It's a tribute to brotherhood - whether that be the bond between siblings, or friends. 
The lyrics are personal, yet relatable and share intimate stories and emotions.

Sound wise, you can tell that Kodaline are going with the times and have adapted slightly more Pop based sound. However, they are staying true to their signature sounds - powerful percussions, energetic bass lines, gripping guitar riffs and stunning vocals - topped off with emotional piano pieces.

"Brother" highlights all of that - powerful instrumentations, big lead vocals and loud backing vocals.
You get to feel all the emotions through the music. The build-up of each element creates a hypnotizing atmosphere and completely soaks you in.

Paired with one of the most emotional music videos we have seen in a while, Kodaline have showed us once again that they're one of the finest bands around.
Keep an eye and an ear on them!

Check out the beautiful video for "Brother" below:

- buy "Brother" -
- stream "Brother" -

Kodaline online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: via Sony Music GER


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