For many people St. Patrick’s Day is spent in green foam hats and shamrock decorations, as the conversation gradually turns towards your frustration that you didn’t try something more original this year. Dublin’s Kodaline are capping a campaign for their second album ‘Coming Up For Air’ which saw them bag their second Irish Number One album and hit the UK Top Forty twice, with a celebratory free show at the Dublin Academy on March 16, St Patrick’s Eve, as part of the Jameson Bow St Sessions.
To mark the occasion, the band have produced a short video in which they discuss their struggle to the top, the importance of their extended Dublin family, how they manage to keep each others’ egos in check and what it means to them to be spending Ireland’s favourite public holiday with their fans in what’s essentially their rock’n’roll local. From their skater roots to 14,000 capacity Dublin gigs, it’s an incredible story driven by ardent determination and, apparently, an inter-band telepathy. “We’ve been around each other so long that we don’t really have to talk about what we’re doing anymore, we can just play and know where someone else is going,” says bassist Jason Boland.
Watch the video below, and get involved at #BeOriginal.