Author Topic: Bono's son Elijah Hewson has released his first single with the band Inhaler  (Read 901 times)

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Hi Everybody!


I don't know if you've already seen or heard it, but Inhaler have released their first single and I think it's good anf especially because it reminds me of the early days of U2; you can definitely hear that Elijah is Bono's son.


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Hi Everybody!


I don't know if you've already seen or heard it, but Inhaler have released their first single and I think it's good anf especially because it reminds me of the early days of U2; you can definitely hear that Elijah is Bono's son.


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I listened to the first song, "It Won't Always Be Like This". It has a stunning early 80s new wave sound. Sort reminds me of "Birds Fly(Whisper To A Scream) by the Icicle Works. Sounds great! They really nailed it with this one. It will be difficult though to get attention as rock music in general is not that popular anymore at least in the United States. In the last weeks HOT 100 songs in the United States, only 5 of the songs even remotely fit into the definition of rock music. Perhaps it will catch on in Europe and hopefully they will make enough money to continue doing this for a while or longer.

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I was skeptical reading what this was, but man the songs are really good. I enjoyed all of them. Will definitely be checking for them.

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I love their music. I love their retro 80's sound. They're doing a gig in nearby Cardiff, supporting Blossoms in June. I don't know much about Blossoms but I'm temped to get a ticket just to see Inhaler. Then again I'd be the oldest person there by a country mile, so I'd probably feel too self conscious! I don't know.

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I love their music. I love their retro 80's sound. They're doing a gig in nearby Cardiff, supporting Blossoms in June. I don't know much about Blossoms but I'm temped to get a ticket just to see Inhaler. Then again I'd be the oldest person there by a country mile, so I'd probably feel too self conscious! I don't know.

You should definitely go! I've seen you post about you can never get to a U2 show cause it's too expensive. Here's your opportunity to see a rock show you like and it will be a small, intimate venue and hopefully not very expensive.

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I love their music. I love their retro 80's sound. They're doing a gig in nearby Cardiff, supporting Blossoms in June. I don't know much about Blossoms but I'm temped to get a ticket just to see Inhaler. Then again I'd be the oldest person there by a country mile, so I'd probably feel too self conscious! I don't know.

You should definitely go! I've seen you post about you can never get to a U2 show cause it's too expensive. Here's your opportunity to see a rock show you like and it will be a small, intimate venue and hopefully not very expensive.

I'm certainly tempted. It's just the thought of being the only old fogey amongst a crowd of teenagers that's making me hesitate! I'm going to see Garbage in July but they've been around for 25 years and so their fan base is much older, I won't feel so out of place!

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I heard I Want You last year which I thought a bit meh but saw a couple of more songs now released, My Honest Face and There's No Other Place. These are really good. I hadn't heard It Wont Always Be Like This before but that is also really good. Am impressed. I don't think Elijah's voice is quite there but he is young so better not judge too soon. Probably would have said the same thing about Bono at that age. Their gigs must be pretty weird, with a bunch of teenagers/early 20s people and then 40s and 50 year olds hoping to see U2 Reinvented. Would be awesome to see someone like Joe O'Herily (spelling?) helping them out with the sound setup etc at a gig. Seems they are supporting Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on some dates coming up. How cool. Well done Noel.

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In the Radio X interview that Adam did, he said that he was happy to see Inhaler come on so well - compared to how they were rehearsing in the garden shed those years ago (thus spoke a man of experience!).

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My Honest Face is one of my favorite songs this year. It has all the energy of early U2 with an updated sound. I'm really hoping they cobble together an entire album this year. Could be a lot of fun.

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My Honest Face is one of my favorite songs this year. It has all the energy of early U2 with an updated sound. I'm really hoping they cobble together an entire album this year. Could be a lot of fun.

I'm sure I saw somewhere they have an album deal now

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I'd love an album from these guys. They are on tour for a while at the moment, presumably building up a following before an album release and then more gigs to promote it. Hopefully something comes out later in the year.

My Honest Face is also probably my favourite song of 2019. Have been playing it a lot. It reminds me a bit of Out of Control and has the sort of depth and layering (as I like to describe what I feel are more complex songs - this is from a non musician) that I feel is what makes U2 so great. I do prefer U2's more rock-ier songs (eg Out of Control) so My Honest Face really fits the bill for me.

I may not have heard of Inhaler if not for the Bono connection but can genuinely say I like them in their own right. Early days of course. Hope they can stick with it for a while. There is some real talent there.

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Nice to see them going for it, must really have a passion for music. Itís got to be hard to make it as a rock band these days ó not that it was ever easy. I agree the songs theyíve released lately are quite interesting.


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My Honest Face is one of my favorite songs this year. It has all the energy of early U2 with an updated sound. I'm really hoping they cobble together an entire album this year. Could be a lot of fun.

I'm sure I saw somewhere they have an album deal now

Yes, hereís an article. Good for them.

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Yes they are headlining their own tour in September/October and supporting Blossoms in The States in November. 
I heard somewhere that Elijah had put a university place on hold for a year while they tried to get Inhaler going.
Looks like that place won't be taken up now. 
They've increased momentum.  Played a few gigs in Ireland toward the end of last year.  Then the official Dublin NYE count down concert on Dec 31.  From then, they've supported 2 bands on tour plus occasional dates with Blossoms.  Then done outdoor shows supporting Noel Gallagher and festival slots mainly in the UK, but a few in Ireland too.
The work they have done since Febuary/March has paid off.
OK - their headline tour is in small venues - but it's a headline tour no less. Have tickets for one of the dates.  Hoping for an album launch?!

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Sounds like they will have an album launch. Iíd like to see them if they came anywhere near me but they donít.

Still think itís got to be esp. hard to make it as a rock band these days. Not that Eli needs the money but donít know what economic shape his band mates are in.