It all started in the schoolyard of St. Andrew’s College in Dublin, among four friends obsessed with The Cure, The Stone Roses and The Strokes. One hot summer, they came up with the blueprint for Inhaler. Key words are ‘energy’ and ‘youthfulness’. Frontman Elijah writes lyrics “about the fun of living and the annoying things that go with it”. Things took off when they came fifth on the BBC Sound of 2020 list. With the assistance of Douglas Hart (The Jesus And Mary Chain) they recorded ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ in 2021. The album entered the British and Irish charts at no. 1, and it was the fastest-selling debut this century in both countries. The follow-up, ‘Cuts & Bruises’ (2023) scores highly in terms of thumping rhythms, fat basslines and infectious melodies.