Irish lads Kodaline insist there is no such thing as a perfect gig. So how do they connect with the crowd?

The High Hopes hitmakers insist that they don't have a specific ''formula'' for a successful show because they know every venue and audience is different.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, frontman Steve Garrigan, said: ''I don't think there are set key ingredients that act as a recipe for a perfect gig.

''Obviously the crowd and their reaction are very important but we treat each gig very differently and wouldn't apply one formula to make all successful.

''Plus there isn't such a thing as a perfect gig. You always make mistakes and the key to a successful gig is turning the mistakes into great, enjoyable music.''

When asked about the follow-up to last year's album In a Perfect World, he added: ''We've actually already started to work on our second album. When we haven't been touring we've been in the studio and are about half-way through so far so hope to finish it by the end of the year. That way we will be ready to share some new music with our fans early next year.''