Inhaler’s debut album, It Won’t Always Be Like This, has topped the charts in both the UK and Ireland on its week of release.
In terms of vinyl, the band sold 6,958 vinyl units in release week topping the vinyl chart and achieving the fastest selling vinyl by a band on their debut album this century. Also with 2,393 copies, the band top the much coveted cassette chart whilst they top both physical and download charts this week.
The result means that the fast-rising Irish quartet join a list of only 7 guitar bands to go in at No.1 in the UK album chart with their debut release. Inhaler join Royal Blood, Blossoms, The 1975, Haim, Viola Beach and The Snuts.
Inhaler are also the first Irish band in 13 years to go to No.1 in the UK with their debut album and as the official charts pointed out earlier this week only the 3rd Irish band to go to No. 1 in the UK over the last 10 years.
In addition to their UK success, Inhaler have also landed the No. 1 spot in Ireland. They also make history today as the first recipients of a prestigious new award for Number 1s on the official Irish Charts.
In claiming this week’s No.1 spot, Inhaler also the first act to knock Olivia Rodrigo off what would have been her 7th consecutive week at No. 1 in the albums chart and are first Irish band to score a number 1 debut album since The Academic in January 2018.
Earlier this week, due to exceptional demand, Inhaler announced a second intimate album show at Dublin’s Workman’s Club – due to take place on Saturday, December 11.
On the new show date, the band say, “We cannot wait to come back to the Workman’s Club. This is one of our favourite venues in Dublin where we share a lot of memories of early gigging days. We look forward to seeing you all there in December.”