Watch: Kodaline – “High Hopes”

5 Feb


Regular readers will know that we love a little ambiguity in music videos and the latest from Kodaline delivers just that. This video from the BBC Sound of 2013 longlisted boys is a narrative gem, telling the story of love found under the most unlikely of circumstances, then lost again in the cruellest way. Or is it? There are numerous theories floating about t’internets as to what is actually going on and how the story ends. We won’t spoil anything but suffice to say, our take on it fits that of our old romantic heart.

Thankfully the track matches the aesthetic and quality of the video entirely, with its delicate opening complimenting the tentative beginnings of a new relationship, and building to a soaring, uplifting chorus as love takes hold of our protagonists.

“High Hopes” is the title track from their forthcoming EP, which is due out on 18 March and will be followed by their debut album, In a Perfect World, due 1 April. If that wasn’t enough, the guys are hitting the road in March and April to perform “High Hopes” and other songs just for you. Provided you live in or near one of the locations listed below and buy a ticket to the gig, otherwise they will be performing for other people and you’ll be at home feeling glum that you missed it.

Koadline Tour Dates
Saturday 23rd March – Bristol Thekla (tickets available from
Sunday 24th March – Norwich Arts Centre (tickets from
Monday 25th March – Sheffield Leadmill (tickets available from
Tuesday 26th March – Manchester Academy 3 (tickets available from
Thursday 28th March – Nottingham Rescue Rooms (tickets available from
Friday 29th March – Newcastle Cluny (tickets available from
Saturday 30th March – Leeds Brudenell Social Club (tickets available from
Sunday 31st March – Glasgow King Tuts (tickets available from
Tuesday 2nd April – Birmingham Library (tickets available from
Wednesday 3rd April – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (tickets available from
Thursday 4th April – London Scala (tickets available from

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday 8th February at 9am and are priced at £10, except London which is priced at £12.50 because everything is more expensive in London. Well, the streets are paved with gold so it kinda makes sense.

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One Response to “Watch: Kodaline – “High Hopes””

  1. name not supplied April 6, 2013 at 00:44 #

    we love a good old fashioned romance movie. very lump in throat, root for the good guys kind of stuff 🙂

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