Kodaline are a Dublin-based alternative rock quartet, formerly 21 Demands. The band first came to attention in November 2006, when they participated in the fifth series of reality television show You're a Star; finishing as the series' runners-up behind David O'Connor. The band 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.
Sometime during 2011, the band reformed as Kodaline. The quartet released their debut extended play—The Kodaline EP—in September 2012. One of four tracks featured on the EP, "All I Want", received significant acclaim; having been selected as BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton's Record of the Week, as well as being featured in the season 9 episode of Grey's Anatomy, 'Remember the Time'.
On 9 December 2012, the BBC announced that Kodaline had been nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll