Dublin band Kodaline are hoping to release a new single early next followed by an album in the summer.

The group, which is made up of Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergrast, Jason Boland and Vincent May, made a welcome return to the music scene earlier this year, with the release of their stunning track Brother.

Speaking at a special Breakfast Republic recording for 2FM, the High Hopes hitmakers said they are aiming to release more new music in the New Year.

"We are aiming to have it out before the summer. We've written so many new songs," Mark said.

"We're open to writing with people this time around. Instead of having one producer for the whole album, we've kind of switched it up, and let each track do its own thing. We're excited by it so hopefully people dig it."

The Swords singer says fans can expect new music very soon, while also teasing the band's third album, "The plan is to release new songs early next year, and then an album hopefully, and then touring."

In September the band announced they had cancelled 26 concerts scheduled from November 7 to December 12 across Europe, telling fans that they needed to return to the studio.

Opening up about the axed gigs, Vinny said: "You can't really tour if you don't have an album coming out. The whole idea was that the album was going to be out and then we would go on tour.

"But we kept on changing songs and the album kept on getting pushed back. It just didn't work. It was our own fault, it was just bad planning."

Mark added, "It was a nightmare. We saw tweets from people who had already booked flights and hotels."

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Kodaline's hit track, Love Will Set You Free, was directed by former Friends star Courtney Cox, and co-written by her Snow Patrol fiancé Johnny McDaid, and the band admit they would love to work with the actress again.

"Fingers crossed we get to work with them again. Courtney is really open to directing another video," Vinny said.

Kodaline are set to headline this year's 3Countdown Concert at Custom House Quay on December 31st.

You can catch Kodaline's interview on Breakfast Republic on Friday.

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