Sunday 17 December 2017

Irish band Kodaline land number three spot in UK

Steve Garrigan, Jason Boland, Mark Prendergast, Vinny May
Steve Garrigan, Jason Boland, Mark Prendergast, Vinny May
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

The four-piece were left pinching themselves after the album appeared to be heading for the top of the charts in the UK this week.

IRISH pop-rock group Kodaline have shot to number three in the UK album charts. The band, all of whom grew up together in Swords, Co Dublin, had already hit the number one spot in Ireland with their debut album 'In a Perfect World'. But the four-piece were left pinching themselves after the album appeared to be heading for the top of the charts in the UK this week. The Irish group were leading the race to number one on Wednesday's chart update. It would have been the first time that an Irish band had hit the top of the charts in the UK since The Script in 2010. But Kodaline were eventually beaten to the post by international superstar Kanye West, who sold around 3,000 more copies of his album 'Yeezus'. Kodaline comprises of drummer Vinny May, singer Steve Garrigan, bassist Jason Boland and guitarist Mark Prendergast.

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