Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
In life, not many things are certain. But in Dublin, the guarantee of good music is always embedded deep into the roots of a city that has been through turbulence over the past century. Long gone are the days of U2, Aslan, and The Dubliners, but a new wave of Irish music.
Dublin-bred musicians usually share the commonality of amazing storytelling and supreme vocalism. In the modern era, Fontaine’s DC are the perfect paradigm for this statement. And while it is true that the Skinty Fia rockers are shining in the shadows of Ireland’s capital, there are so many more bands that are leading the way in the Irish music scene.
Among the bands in our thoughts, Inhaler is amidst the best of the bunch. They make full use of that Irish charm in their lyricism – with relatable stories at the forefront of their creative process – but what they introduce to the table above all is captivating vocal sets and psychedelic undertones that climax as an incredible live performance.
Their latest track ‘These Are The Days’ is no different to the above praises. Opening the production with familiar sounds of distorted guitars, the single builds anticipation by means of anthemic rhythms and melodic synths before driving home with the reverberating chorus “These are the days that follow you home” which is supported by the repeating line “I think we’re gonna be ok”.
As if 2021 wasn’t enough of a success for the Dublin superstars, who earned themselves a UK and Ireland number one through the release of their debut album ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’– 2022 seems to be igniting a new flame in the furnace that Inhaler are kindling through their moreish atmospherics.
Inhaler are set to perform the new single live in a round of festival dates this year, including their first appearance at Glastonbury. The band will also support Arctic Monkeys across mainland Europe along with headlining their own shows.
Inhaler UK tour dates:
11th – Summer Sessions, Dundee, Scotland (Noel Gallagher Support)
13th – Arena, Birmingham (Kings Of Leon Support)
22nd – Cambridge Junction, England
24th – Glastonbury Festival, England
26th – The SSE Arena, Belfast (Kings Of Leon Support)
5th – AO Arena, Manchester (Kings Of Leon Support)
23rd – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, England
24th – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, England
27th – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth, England
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