Kodaline - Photo Credit: Jennifer McCord

Kodaline Announce Brand New Album ‘Our Roots Run Deep’

Recorded live at Dublin’s world famous Olympia Theatre, and released October 14 through Fantasy Records, OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP is available to pre-order now.

Kodaline have also released the video for their new single, ‘Brother’, and you can watch the video below:

Kodaline - Brother (Official Live Video)

Kodaline will also be headlining at Dublin’s Malahide Castle tomorrow, Friday June 17. Additionally you can see them playing with Snow Patrol at Lytham Festival, Thursday June 30th, ahead of their full European tour this Autumn.

Back in early March this year, when they stepped onto the stage at their sold-out show at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, the members of Kodaline – Steve Garrigan, Jason Boland, Mark Prendergast, and Vinny May – collectively felt a deep sense of renewal; of their friendship, their brotherhood, and above all, their musical community.

The two years of pandemic-related separation from not just each other but also their audience, which they have steadily built up since their formation in 2011, had shown them just how much they depended on each other, and their strong bond.

This feeling flows right through ‘Our Roots Run Deep’, Kodaline’s new 17 track live album, which also serves as their debut on Fantasy Records. Produced with fellow Irishman Phillip Magee, ‘Our Roots Run Deep’ contains a cross-section of the group’s most treasured songs, as well as three stunning covers. All in all the album comprises 80 minutes of un-skippable music.

“This album is something we’ve wanted to do for a very long-time, it’s also something entirely new to us,” explain the band. “It’s a stripped-down acoustic show with no click, which basically means, it’s very raw and unfiltered. We wanted to try and capture the energy and atmosphere of the night as best we could. It was an intimate show recorded in one of our favourite venues in the world, in Dublin City at home in Ireland. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed playing it.”

Kodaline have made a name for themselves with their soaring, sing-along pop-rock anthems and lush, yearning ballads that have topped radio and streaming charts around the globe, and for these special intimate performances Kodaline utilized largely acoustic instruments including cellist, David Doyle and keyboardist/vocalist, David Prendergast, who help give the warm, living room sound added layers of texture and depth. 

The quieter musical beds pushed the band’s emotionally driven lyrics and intricately woven harmonies to the forefront, deepening their poignant resonance even further. It also left room for the voices of their ecstatic fans, who filled the open spaces every chance they could!

While too plentiful to list in full, the set’s highlights include the highly apropos opener ‘Wherever You Are,’ the lead track from their latest LP, 2020s, ‘One Day At A Time’; ‘High Hopes,’ the lead single from the band’s debut album, 2013s ‘In A Perfect World’ and ‘Brother,’ a moving cut from the group’s third studio album, Politics of Living, which is now being released as the first track from Our Roots Run Deep.

The band include three interesting and revealing covers here as well: a brooding, dramatic turn on Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean,’ a mostly a cappella performance of Sam Cooke’s soul classic ‘Bring It On Home To Me,’ and a taste of ‘Dirty Old Town,’ the near Irish standard popularized by The Dubliners and The Pogues.

It can be argued that in some ways the international chart-topping hitmakers, and world-wide concert draws, who are massively synched on film and television, have been hiding in plain sight. 

Our Roots Run Deep is a spectacular showcase for the purity of their artistry and the profound musical impact they’ve had on a generation. Their next step is around the corner, till then, this is Kodaline—unguarded, simple, essential.


  1. Wherever You Are
  2. Ready
  3. Brother 
  4. Brand New Day 
  5. Billie Jean 
  6. The One 
  7. Moving On 
  8. The Answer 
  9. Dirty Old Town 
  10. Love Like This
  11. Sometimes 
  12. Love Will Set You Free 
  13. High Hopes 
  14. Bring It On Home To Me 
  15. Perfect World 
  16. Everything Works Out In The End 
  17. All I Want

Our Roots Run Deep will be released digitally and in an array of physical formats including CD / Standard Cream LP / Limited Indie & HMV Maroon LP / Irish Exclusive Green LP as well as special fan bundles available at kodaline.com including limited signed prints & exclusive double cassette.

Kodaline have announced an extensive Our Roots Run Deep European headline tour running through October and November 2022. Ahead of this they will play a number of shows this month with Malahide Castle tomorrow (June 17th), Sea Sessions in Donegal, Ireland on June 18th and Lytham Festival on June 30th. Full dates are listed below, and tickets are on sale now at https://kodaline.com/


17  Dublin – Malahide Castle

18  Donegal – Sea Sessions

30  Lancashire – Lytham Festival



05   Strasbourg – La Laiterie

06   Brussels – Ancienne Belgique

07   Tilburg – 013

08   Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria

10   Hamburg – Fabrik

12   Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan

13   Oslo – Rockefeller

14   Copenhagen – Vega Main Hall

15   Berlin – Astra

17   Poznan – Tama

18   Warsaw – Stodola

19   Vienna – Gasometer

20   Krakow – Studio

22   Budapest – Akvarium Klub

24   Prague – Forum

25   Munich – Tonhalle

26   Frankfurt – Batschkapp


11   Madrid – Riviera

13   Milan – Fabrique

14   Bologna – Estragon

15   Rome – Orion

17   Lyon – Le Transbordeur

18   Stuttgart – Longhorn

19   Luxembourg – Den Atelier

20   Zurich – X-Tra

22   Paris – Bataclan

23   Amsterdam – Paradiso

Follow Kodaline online on their official Website, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Check out Fantasy Records too.

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