Kodaline have retreated to the Irish countryside for a whole month in a bid to write songs for their second album.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, guitarist Mark Prendergast said: ''We'll be in the Irish countryside during January in the middle of nowhere to write for a month. Not to call it album two but to see what happens.''

Meanwhile, frontman Steve Garrigan, assured fans that they won't be waiting long for the follow-up to their debut album In A Perfect World, saying: ''We're constantly writing new tracks, it's just a case of recording them."

He added: ''We started road-testing songs on tour. Playing to a crowd is better than writing it and seeing what happens.

''We've been told the next album won't be released till 2015 but we want to record and write as it's what we love doing.''

Drummer Vinny May, 23, added: ''It could come out at the end of this year but it'll be done when it's done.''

The lads are set to release their new single One Day on February 17.