Singer Stephen Garrigan and guitarist Mark Prendergast both grew up in Swords, near Dublin airport, and met aged eight when they were the only boys in the school choir. They were later joined by drummer Vinny May Jr.
, who also lived a stone's throw away, and bassist Jason Boland. Originally calling themselves 21 Demands, the quartet made chart history in March 2007, when their debut single "Give Me A Minute" topped the Irish Singles Chart; becoming the first independently released track to achieve the feat. The band changed its name to Kodaline in 2011.
The Dublin-based quartet released their debut extended play, The Kodaline EP
, in September 2012. One of four tracks featured on the disc, "All I Want," was picked up by BBC Radio 1 as well as being featured in the season 9 episode of Grey's Anatomy