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New for 2020: Inhaler

Dublin quartet Inhaler are firmly cementing their name as one of the most exciting new bands to see live and a rapidly expanding diehard fanbase.

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Elijah Hewson (vocals, guitar), Josh Jenkinson (guitar), Robert Keating (bass) and Ryan McMahon (drums) formed in school in Dublin and quickly set about writing tracks that pulled their influences – ranging from The Stone Roses, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Interpol, The Cure and more – together and twisted them into a sound of their own.

Inhaler’s brand new single Ice Cream Sundae is the Dublin quartet’s first release via Polydor out on 5 September. A shimmering indie-rock anthem, a sense of melancholia lurks beneath its gleaming exterior. “It’s about loss and gain,” says singer Elijah Hewson. “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.”

Produced by Antony Genn, Ice Cream Sundae is the band’s third single, following on from the atmospheric pop of My Honest Face and the expansive epic It Won’t Always Be Like This. Their songs have connected with a rapidly expanding diehard fanbase and they are on the verge of blowing up big.

The band has been supported by no less than Radio 1 with a Jack Saunders Track of Week, Radio X Record of the Week, Virgin Radio Record of the Week, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 alongside earning coveted placements in notable Spotify and Apple playlists, across the globe.

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