[SOUNDS OF 2020] - #7 - Inhaler

Dublin based Inhaler were formed by school friends Elijah Hewson, Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon and Josh Jenkinson, who bonded over their love of bands like Joy Division, The Strokes, The Stone Roses and The Cure. Since then they've got fame of their own by being one of the latest Indie bands to break-out from Ireland and get a name for themselves in the UK and Europe.

Inhaler's stand out song from 2019 was "Ice Cream Sundae" it's the band's first single since singing for Polydor Records and is a real shimmering alt-rock anthem. This is some proper progression from Ireland's finest emerging act and really shows what they're capable of, even in their early songs, just imagine what their album will sound like if this single is catchy.

Speaking about the track frontman Elijah Hewson says - "I like writing about normal teenage experiences that everybody can relate to. I’m just trying to write about the joy of being alive, being a teenager, and the bad things that can come with that." - If you think Elijah's vocals sound familiar it might be because he is the son of U2's Bono! 

Thankfully Elijah hasn't used his father's name and fame to his advantage and the band has created their own sound and fanbase organically, speaking about his family connections he said - “For me and for us as a band, we’ve known that there’s going to be doors open. But those doors will shut just as fast as they open if we’re not good."

With 2019 being a big year for the band, singing a new deal with Polydor and playing on some big stages, we expect them to surpass that in 2020 with at least an EP and a sizeable tour. If you have the chance, see them, you won't be disappointed.