Inhaler release second album ‘Cuts & Bruises’
On 17th February INHALER release their second album ‘Cuts & Bruises’ on Polydor Records. Produced by Inhaler’s long term collaborator Antony Genn, ‘Cuts & Bruises’ features 11 tracks including recent single ‘If You’re Gonna Break My Heart’ as well as ‘Love Will Get You There’ and last summer’s ‘These Are The Days’.
Following a prolonged period of touring, INHALER’s sophomore album began to take shape over Christmas 2021 in The Nunnery, their rehearsal space in hometown Dublin, with the four band members – vocalist and guitarist Elijah Hewson, bassist Robert Keating, guitarist Josh Jenkinson and drummer Ryan McMahon – writing and rehearsing a clutch of new songs.
“It was just the four of us jamming in the live room and trying to come up with ideas on the spot,” says Keating. “Playing live for a few months beforehand really helped shape what kind of direction we wanted to take it in.”
“The subject matters of the songs are still all about coming-of-age stuff – the standard stuff you write when you’re a teenager,” adds Hewson, the band’s principal lyricist. “But it also became a little bit more about being in a band. These songs are less about the world around us, and more about what’s going on inside Inhaler.”
‘Cuts & Bruises’ is the follow-up to Inhaler’s debut album ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ which debuted at no.1 in both the UK & Irish Official Charts. Released in July 2021, ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ became the fastest-selling debut album on vinyl by any band this century and saw Inhaler become the first Irish group to top the Album Charts with a debut in 13 years.
‘Cuts & Bruises’ tracklisting is:
1. Just To Keep You Satisfied
2. Love Will Get You There
3. So Far, So Good
4. These Are The Days
5. If You’re Gonna Break My Heart
6. Perfect Storm
7. Dublin In Ecstasy
8. When I Have Her On My Mind
10. The Things I Do
11. Now You Got Me
INHALER embark on a run of sold-out UK dates this month before heading to the US for a month-long headline tour. Following that, they join Arctic Monkeys on their European tour ahead of playing their biggest UK headline shows to date at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse (May 19th) and London’s Brixton Academy (May 20th).
Summer will see INHALER support Harry Styles at Slane Castle and Sam Fender at St James Park as well as performing at TRNSMT and Reading & Leeds festival.