INHALER have released theireagerly awaited second album ‘Cuts & Bruises’onPolydor Records.Produced by Inhaler’slong term collaborator Antony Genn, ‘Cuts & Bruises’features 11 tracksincluding recent single‘If You’re Gonna Break My Heart’as well as the uplifting‘Love Will Get You There’and last summer’s euphoric anthem‘TheseAre The Days’.
Following aprolonged period of touring,INHALER’ssophomore album began to take shape over Christmas 2021inThe Nunnery, theirrehearsal spacein hometown Dublin,with the four band members–vocalist and guitarist Elijah Hewson, bassist Robert Keating, guitarist Josh Jenkinson and drummer Ryan McMahon– writingand rehearsing aclutchof 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 thesongs 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.
INHALERembark on a run of sold-out UK datesthis month beforeheading to the US for a month-long headline tour.Following that,theyjoin 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 seeINHALERsupportHarry Styles at Slane Castle and Sam Fender at St James Parkas well as performing at TRNSMT and Reading & Leeds festival.
'Cuts & Bruises' is available now in Standard White Vinyl, Limited Silver Vinyl, Limited Splatter Vinyl, and Irish Exclusive Black/Red Circle Vinyl via The Record Hub.