TALENT OBVIOUSLY runs in the family.
Elijah Hewson, son of U2 frontman Bono, has started carving out his own name in the musical hall of fame.
The 19-year-old, along with bandmates Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon and Josh Jenkinson, make up Dublin-based Rock band Inhaler. They have recently announced that they will be signing with Polydor Records, which is a part of Universal Music Group.
Universal Music Group also owns Island Records, and if you’re a Bono fan and this name sounds familiar, it may be because U2 were signed to the same label-- but Elijah vehemently rejects the idea that his father’s famous name is the sole reason for Inhaler’s success so far.
Speaking to NME about his father’s connections, he said “We’ve known that there’s going to be doors open” … “but those doors will shut just as fast as they open if we’re not good”.
There doesn’t seem to be any fear of doors closing, as the four-piece band have released several solid tracks, with their newest single ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ having been released in April.
With the video currently standing at over 110,000 views, the number is sure to skyrocket as Inhaler prepare to go on tour around Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands at the start of September. Their ambition is infectious, having already sold out several shows before even being signed to a label.
Netherlands, Dublin, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leicester, Norwich & London are SOLD OUT! We’re adding 3 new dates to the UK tour
25/10 Liverpool @ArtsClubHQ
26/10 Sheffield @plugsheffield
27/10 Newcastle @thecluny
Tix on sale for new shows @ 9am Fri https://t.co/SQQyOJBwRl pic.twitter.com/UKD0t8x4KE
— Inhaler (@InhalerDublin) June 27, 2019
The bandmates met while in school at St Andrews College in Blackrock, Dublin, and formed Inhaler in 2012. They have spent years making a name for themselves in Dublin and beyond the pale, and this marks the next milestone in their musical career.
Could we be seeing the formation of something as big—or bigger—than U2?
Watch this space.