“It’s such a huge country, compared to Ireland,” notes Vincent May, drummer for the Dublin band Kodaline, when asked about the group’s current tour of America. This talented band, which has drawn positive comparisons to bands like Coldplay, is scheduled to play The El Rey on February 27. It’s a big step for the band, which recently played the more intimate Hotel Café when visiting SoCal.
The group is hoping to make the same kind of mark in the United States, as it’s already done in its home country. Its debut single, “Give Me a Minute,” went straight to the top of the Irish Singles Chart, which made it the first independent single to have such success. The band is touring in support of its debut album, In a Perfect World, where one of its songs, “All I Want,” has appeared in MTV’s Catfish, as well as The Vampire Diaries and Grey’s Anatomy.
“We’re so honored that we can go over to America and play shows, and the venues are getting bigger as well,” he adds. “It’s really fun. We’re looking forward to it. We love coming back to the States.