Breath of fresh air: a band doing things the new old-fashioned way

In an age of laptop projects and solo artists, hotly-tipped Dublin outfit Inhaler have ‘forming a group with your mates in school’ in their very bloodline

Inhaler: ‘We got closer through the pandemic. You learn how to work and have a work ethic under stress and uncertainty.’ Picture: Lillie Eiger.

It’s easy to be cynical about Inhaler. The Irish band are in their infancy as a group, but they already have backing from the record company behemoth Universal (home to Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney) and before they even had an album out, they had performed at Electric Picnic in 2019 to thousands in a mid-afternoon slot, aged 19.

The band know it themselves, which may be why their publicists have issued a peculiar diktat ...