Inhaler Unveil ‘Ice Cream Sundae Video’

Inhaler, Dublin quartet’s first release via Polydor, release the video to their new single ‘Ice Cream Sundae’. 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’. 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.

Their songs have connected with a rapidly expanding diehard fanbase. Only a handful of tickets remain to shows on their upcoming tour around the UK, Ireland and Europe and ‘My Honest Face’ has been streamed over one million times on both Apple Music and Spotify. Their progress has been rapid; it’s just over a year ago that the band turned up to play at Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival in Hewson’s car with no crew and found a rammed tent waiting for them to perform. “That was the moment where we were like, ‘We can do this’,” says Jenkinson. ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ signals the arrival of a huge talent. “I want to ride this thing until the wheels come off,” says Hewson. Inhaler are on the verge of blowing up big.

TOUR

SEPTEMBER
Rotown, Rotterdam, NL (12) (SOLD OUT)
Appelpop, Teil, NL (13)
Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL (15) (SOLD OUT)
Auster Club, Berlin, DE (17) (SOLD OUT)
Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, DE (18)
MTC, Cologne, DE (20) (SOLD OUT)
Orangerie, Brussels, BE (22) (SOLD OUT)
Cyprus Avenue, Cork, IE (25)
Roisin Dubh, Galway, IE (26)
Whelan’s, Dublin, IE (27) (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (1)
Rough Trade, Nottingham (2)
The Cookie, Leicester (4)
Heartbreakers, Southampton (6)
Komedia, Brighton (7)
Waterfront, Norwich (8)
Camden Assembly, London (9)
Castle & Falcon, Birmingham (11)
Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester (12)
Exchange, Bristol (13)
Le Point Ephemere, Paris (16)
Arts, Liverpool (25)
Plug, Sheffield (26)
Cluny, Newcastle (27)

NOVEMBER
Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, US (5) w/ Blossoms
Elsewhere, Brooklyn, US (7) w/ Blossoms
Mod Club, Toronto, CA (9) w/ Blossoms
Subterranean, Chicago, US (10) w/ Blossoms
The Independent, San Francisco, US (13) w/ Blossoms
The Roxy, LA, US (14) w/ Blossoms
Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City, MX (16)

DECEMBER
Gorilla, Manchester (9)
Garage, London (10)
Button Factor, Dublin (18)
Button Factory, Dublin (19)

Photo Credit: Anais Gallagher

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