Inhaler, the union that makes strength (and the music you like). Concert review

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They trained at school (just like U2), Eli’s voice is very reminiscent of that of his illustrious father (yes, he is Bono Vox’s third son), but beware: Inhaler have their own way. And, little by little, they are creating their credibility and their own path. Sure, the fact that the frontman grew up in a very stimulating artistic environment is a plus, but that doesn’t make Inhaler a band based only on one person. On the contrary: their union is strong and it can be seen on stage. A group formed by Robert Keating (Bass), Ryan McMahon (drums), Josh Jenkinson (guitar) and from, in fact, Eli Hewsonvoice and guitar which, on the last date of their Italian tour, brought the songs of the two albums released between 2021 and 2023.

Between Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen

Music that is somewhat reminiscent of Ian Curtis’ Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen, but also has nuances close to early U2 songs, Depeche Mode and a shred of Kodaline. An interesting mélange, which is listened to with great pleasure. However, when Eli sings “If you’re gonna break my heart”, the whole essence of the band is felt, and how. And joy explodes among those present in the room, among fans of the band and some who have come to listen to Eli’s voice which yes, recalls that of his father. But he has a different path, therefore: come to listen to him and his band which has many things to tell. And he will. Going to one of their concerts hoping to find something of U2 is not to be done. Or rather: it’s not right. Because these young musicians are creating their own story, starting from the music they’ve heard since they were children of course, but they’re making new one. And it’s nice to see this new creation process. They speak very little (Eli thanked him in Italian), but they play their songs for about an hour and a half. A beautiful bet that, over time, can become something even more beautiful. Come back soon!

The ladder

These are the days

My honest face

Dublin in ecstasy


When it breaks

Perfect storm

In my sleep

My kng will be kind

Who’s your money on? (plastic house)


Love will get you there

Cheer up baby

If you’re gonna break my heart

Just to keep you satisfied

IWABLT (with long intro)