Live Review: Kodaline @ Shepherds Bush Empire.

Kodaline at the Shepherds Bush Empire demonstrated a faultless, multitude of musical immensity, from the lyrics, the hooks to the emotion that sits behind their music. Laura Bradley went to the show to photograph and review for Rockshot.

Kodaline at Shepherds Bush Empire (Laura Bradley)

Kodaline at Shepherds Bush Empire (Laura Bradley)

Their performance was heart wrenching, mirroring the album In A Perfect World. The songs were so provocative that each is enough to leave you with either a lump in your throat or a tear in your eye.

Kodaline at Shepherds Bush Empire (Laura Bradley)

Kodaline at Shepherds Bush Empire (Laura Bradley)

Stephen Garrigan’s vocals are held with such feeling, this is an artist who puts his heart and soul behind his performance. Though mellow, emotive and melodic gigs are not to everyone’s taste, it would be impossible to come away without a degree of admiration for such an organic and raw, portrayal. They say the eyes are the windows to your soul, in Garrigan’s case, his vocals are the voice of his soul.

Kodaline at Shepherds Bush Empire (Laura Bradley)

Kodaline at Shepherds Bush Empire (Laura Bradley)

Its hugely refreshing to hear modern bands, stripping back and getting lost in their own influences, Kodaline covered, Sam Cooke’s Bring It On Home To Me’ which to the music fanatic is rather exceptional. 1962 isn’t exactly an era that gets revisited in this day and age!

Kodaline at Shepherds Bush Empire (Laura Bradley)

Kodaline at Shepherds Bush Empire (Laura Bradley)

The set also included High Hopes, The Answer, and possibly their most popular hit yet and with good reason to be, All I Want bringing the night to a close. The crowd were hesitant to walk out the door as they left yearning for more. Not a penny wasted on a ticket for Kodaline.

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Kodaline at the Bush Empire London 10th November 2013. Review and Pictures by Laura Bradley.

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