Kodaline on stage: “New songs reinvigorate the set, and playing them next to songs you’re very familiar with makes the older material fresher.” Photograph: David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns via Getty

Stuck for inspiration after the success of their first album, the Dublin band turned to Jacknife Lee, the Irish producer whose c(...)

Cut out for the music business: Jake Riviera with a cardboard Elvis Costello in 1977. Photograph: Getty Images

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Jenny Huston: ‘I dislike paying for massive advertising campaigns on simple products and I am quite happy to buy lesser known, better value Irish items in Lidl or Aldi, for example.’ Photograph: Arthur Carron

‘Shopping online is a dream: click, pay and delivery in a day or two. Joy!’

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Karine Polwart: ‘Over the years, when you add all the songs together, of course you’re writing about yourself. And they say a lot about me, so no surprises there’

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