The unsigned, Cork-based Rock group Kudos was formed in 2001 by guitarist Cárthach Ó'Nuanáin and vocalist (then bassist) Colm Hayes to write and perform original material. The band began to play live gigs performing covers as well as original material. In May of 2002 Cian McCarthy, a fellow schoolmate and musician joined as Keyboardist and the band continued to rehearse, write and perform. Colm, growing frustrated with his role as bassist/vocalist decided to switch to his chosen instrument, acoustic guitar. It was then that the band finally settled on the name Kudos, after much deliberation. Then in May 2003 Niall Dennehy joined as drummer when the previous drummer moved away, and the new Kudos sound was formed. By Christmas 2003, the band was still without a regular bassist and had eagerly sought one through their contacts in the Cork music scene. Deirdre Frost, accomplished Upright and Electric Bassist, was called about regular session work and began rehearsing and gigging with the band just after Christmas 2003.
In July of 2004 Kudos went into BPM Studios, Cork and recorded a professional demo consisting of nine selected tracks from their repertoire of original material. Kudos then returned to BPM Studios in November of 2004 to continue the recording process and aid in mixing the final product. The album is entitled 'Roads'.
In April 2006 Kudos returned to the studio to record new material for they're next album.