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Louis Walsh's band's song sounded a bit familiar on the Late Late last night

Kodaline? Anyone?

LOUIS WALSH’S NEW boyband Hometown appeared on The Late Late Show last night.

The six lads performed their debut single Where I Belong (complete with elaborate hairstyles and fists of pure emotion), after spending months working on tracks for their debut album.

Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube

Anyone familiar with Dublin band Kodaline’s hit song All I Want might have felt a certain sense of deja vu.

The verse segments of the song carries a similar air to Kodaline’s track, while the chorus takes a completely different direction.

A spokesperson for the band has told DailyEdge.ie that “people are always going to hear similarities in tracks” and that “they’re all working with the same chords”.

The band are said to be “over the moon” with the single and performance. Louis Walsh has said that he’s stuck with six members of the band rather than the traditional four or five because “they can all sing”.

Earlier this year a song was pulled from a Kellogg’s ad after Kodaline accused it of being a “rip off” of All I Want. The company maintained that the song was an original but removed it from the ad as a gesture of goodwill.

Here’s everything you need to know about Louis Walsh’s new band Hometown>

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