INHALER, STORM THE MOUNTFORD HALL, LIVERPOOL, UK / OCTOBER 9TH, 2021

 

 

 

JUST FOUR YOUNG LADS FROM DUBLIN

 

First up were Wet Leg a British duo formed in 2019 and the brain child of long-time friends Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, who both hail from the sunny Isle Of Wight.

The two young ladies from Wet Leg take the stage with incredulous looks on their faces, as if they couldn’t quite believe that they were stepping onto a stage in front of 2,500 people, cheering and shouting their names. For most of the set they keep giving each other looks of disbelief and nervous smiles, seeming to enjoy every minute of their time on the stage.

 

 

Wet Leg have their own unique take on Indie Post-Punk, jangly and sharp guitars riffs, with lyrics that are witty, incisive, tongue-in cheek and laden with double entendre with a underlying biting edge.

Wet Legs set was short, sharp, straight to the point and very, very good. I like this band a lot, not just because they are the latest buzz band, or the fact they were signed to legendary record label, Domino Records (Artic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand ) after only two songs, but because, there songs are imaginative, completely irresistible and fresh.

 

 

Then it was time for the main attraction, and the reason the Mountford Hall was now packed to the rafters. Four young lads from Dublin, vocalist Elijah Hewson, Bassist Robert Keating, Guitarist Josh Jenkinson and drummer Ryan McMahon, collectively known as INHALER, swagger on stage.

As has been mentioned many, many times, Elijah Hewson has a very, very famous father, but this band should be judged on its own merits. This band are riding high at the moment, and it has nothing to with nepotism. What is relevant here is that Inhaler are a bloody good band, with some bloody good songs and their success right now is a product of that and nothing else. Elijah Hewson has the perfect Indie Rock Pop voice; the band write clever, interesting songs and deliver them immaculately. It’s The Strokes, its Two Door Cinema Club, its Johnny Marrs Smith, but most of all its Inhaler.

 

 

The lads played a storming set tonight. The crowd were singing along to their most commonly known tracks, such as “It Won’t Always Be Like This”, “Ice Cream Sundae“, “Cheer Up Baby” and “My Honest Face”  and they connect instantly and effortlessly with their fans. Tonight, the lads brought the blooming house down and it was great to be there.

These young Irish lads have captured the musical attention of the young and the old and I am going to go out on a limb here and say I think this band is going to be big. How big? Only time will tell, but the ingredients are definitely there for a long-standing music career.

 

 

The lads played a storming set tonight. The crowd were singing along to their most commonly known tracks, such as “It Won’t Always Be Like This”, “Ice Cream Sundae“, “Cheer Up Baby” and “My Honest Face”  and they connect instantly and effortlessly with their fans. Tonight, the lads brought the blooming house down and it was great to be there.

 

SET LIST

1/ IT WONT ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS

2/ WE HAVE TO MOVE ON

3/ FALLING IN

4/ SLIDE OUT THE WINDOW

5/ ICE CREAM SUNDAE

6/ WHEN IT BREAKS

7/ A NIGHT OIN THE FLOOR

8/ WHO’S YOUR MONEY ON

9/ MY KING WILL KIND

10/ TOTALLY

11/ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

12/ IN MY SLEEP

13/ CHEER UP BABY

14/ MY HONEST FACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.

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