Lush arrangements and swooping choruses recall a golden age of anthemic pop.
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24 (Steve), 25 (Jason), 23 (Mark), 22 (Vinny)
Kodaline - four friends from Dublin - first attracted attention with the release of The Kodaline EP in September.
Singer Stephen Garrigan and guitarist Mark Prendergast were friends from school - later to be joined by drummer Vinny May Jr and bassist Jason Boland.
They bonded over bands like The Strokes, Radiohead and The Beatles.
But it's in the last couple of years they've concentrated on their dream to make music their career, and a breakthrough came in summer 2012.
Many peoples' first introduction to their folky melodies after the tear-jerking video for their track All I Want was shared widely online. It's clocked up around a million views.
The band have already been championed by BBC Radio 1's Fearne Cotton and tipped by MTV as ones to watch in 2013.