Hailing from Dublin, Inhaler are a four piece band who met while they were still at school.
They quickly realised their love of dirty bass lines, pounding rhythms and infectious melodies infused with psychedelic soundscapes far outweighed their interest for Pythagoras’s theorem, e=mc², The Merchant Of Venice and Ulysses.
Their future would be defined by the mystery, magic and unknown pleasures contained within the grooves of their parents vinyl collections rather than the pages of any torn and tattered textbook.
They have each chosen their weapon, with Robert Keating on Bass, Ryan McMahon on Drums, Josh Jenkinson on Lead and Elijah Hewson on Vocals and Rhythm.
The Libertines @ Victoria Warehouse 10th & 11th December
The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât and Pete Doherty. The band, centered on the songwriting partnership of Barât and Doherty, has also included John Hassall and Gary Powell for most of its recording career. What more can be said about these lads? Catch them on their first headlining tour in years.
Against The Current (often abbreviated as ATC) is an American rock band based in Poughkeepsie, New York, and formed in 2011. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow, and drummer Will Ferri. The group gained a sizable online following after posting covers of various popular songs on YouTube. Just them down at the Academy
There is no band, no song, no video, no sound, that is more “now” than AJR. The band — three brothers born and raised in New York City — has achieved a startling quick level of success with “I’m Ready,” a buoyant electro-pop single that’s taking off on social media. The numbers: over 10 Million views on YouTube, Gold record in the USA and Double Platinum Internationally, features in Billboard, the NY Post, and on MTV. Festival performances in front of 10,000+ people. They have also performed on the Today Show, X-Factor, Kelly and Michael and many other national television shows.
More amazing? They’ve done this all on their own. No pop svengali overseeing their work. No studio musicians filling in the blanks. No Max Martin co-write. AJR may, in fact, be the first indie, DIY pop group from New York to make a splash. They’re certainly the only group that’s done while writing, recording and producing all their own songs in their Chelsea living room.
During their last tour Scouting For Girls played to more people than they’ve ever played to before. They were celebrating ten years since they first released their 2007 self-titled debut, a record that went on to become triple platinum and birthed the generation-bridging anthems of ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’ and ‘Heartbeat’. 2017’s accompanying ‘Ten Add Ten’ record bundled that now-classic debut with ten new songs, proving that the band’s joy, energy and ability to write an instantly catchy chorus hadn’t gone anywhere.
The Futureheads are an English post-punk band from Sunderland. consisting of Ross Millard (vocals and guitar), Barry Hyde (vocals and guitar), David “Jaff” Craig (bass guitar) and Dave Hyde (drums). Their name comes from the title of The Flaming Lips album, Hit to Death in the Future Head.