Kildare band Picture This, who have had what can only be described as a meteoric rise since forming in October of last year, have said that they want their music to be heard by "as many people as possible".

The young pop-rock band, consisting of Athy-born Jimmy Rainsford (22) and Ryan Hennessy (21), joined forces after Jimmy saw Ryan performing in local pubs and invited him to his studio to record some tracks.

Their first session resulted in their debut track Take My Hand, an emotionally-charged stadium stomper about a summer love. The video has since amassed over half a million views on YouTube since it debuted last year.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment after the band's exclusive session on The Eoghan McDermott Show on 2fm, singer-songwriter Ryan said he thinks so many people connect with the track as it's "very raw" with Jimmy saying that when they perform live it's "one of the big, anthemic last ones, it has to be".

Ryan said that it's no coincidence that their songs resonate with a large audience, explaining: "When I write a song I think 'Are thousands of people going to sing this back to me?' and if I think so then I'll carry on with the song and if I don't I'll put it aside.

"I write songs for myself obviously, but I want to share it with other people and I want it to be sang back to me in stadiums and places like that. I would love that. I just want my music to get to more people.

Jimmy added: "That's it. As many people as possible can hear our music, we're happy."

Although the band scoffed when their manager suggested they play a gig in Dublin in April, thinking no one would come to see them, their fears were proven to be unfounded as they became the first band ever to sell out The Academy for a debut gig.

They then announced two Olympia Theatre shows, which sold out six months in advance.

Are they still pinching themselves at their fast-track to success?

"It hasn't hit us yet I don't think", Jimmy said. "We're very ordinary about it. Even doing things like this [recording a session for RTÉ 2fm] , we're kind of like 'Are we actually doing this?'

"It's insane but we're very thankful for it. People are responding to it in the best way, and the support we're getting is unbelievable."

Being active Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube has played a big part in the band's success, including their take on Carpool Karaoke, Traffic Jams, which featured names such as Aslan's Christy Dignam, Gavin James and Ryan Sheridan.

"We talk to our fans on social media every night, and they feel like they know us, and they do", Ryan said.

"We knew most of the people here by their first names. So it's a great way to be able to connect with the fans."

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The band's self-titled debut EP will be released on August 12, with pre order available from July 28.