Dublin’s Inhaler are firmly cementing their name as one of 2019’s most exciting new bands as they’ve taken their motherland by storm with only a handful of originals so far, and are already destined to be legacies in their own right. Elijah Hewson (vocals/rhythm guitar), Josh Jenkinson (lead guitar), Robert Keating (bass) and Ryan McMahon (drums) actually came together in 2012 when the teenagers were still in school, but only three years later did they consider it a genuine career option as they realised their love for creating hazy post-punk overshadowed doing their homework. This has developed into their own category of dirty bass lines, pounding rhythms and infectious melodies infused with psychedelic soundscapes that have captivated audiences across the UK.
Following the release of their standout singles ‘My Honest Face’ and ‘It Wont Always Be Like This’ they continue to gain champions and fans alike including notable support from Radio 1 with a Jack Saunders’ Track of Week, Radio X Record of the Week, Virgin Radio Record of the Week and daytime playlist addition as well as backing from BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 alongside earning coveted placements in notable Spotify and Apple playlists across the globe.
Honing their live performance with a slew of impressive support slots and festival dates including Neighbourhood Weekender, TRNSMT and Boardmasters alongside Noel Gallagher, Courteeners, Blossoms, the foursome have learnt from the best. Becoming known for contrasting nostalgic rock n roll riffs with contemporary psych melodies, they embody the concept of a modern day throwback. Speaking to NME about their upcoming headlining tour this October, frontman Hewson said “We want to make these shows the best night of our audience’s life. They’re coming to see us as we are and there’s nothing else. There’s a lot of pressure to make it a good night, but if we be ourselves then we’ll be alright!”inhaler / introducing