Even though Bono’s son plays in the squad, the inhalers aren’t offshoots of U2. And they are successful: with their debut, young Irish people have taken the island charts by storm.

London / Dublin (dpa) – With their debut album “It Won’t Always Be Like This”, Irish rock band Inhaler, around singer Elijah Hewson, son of U2 frontman Bono, has climbed to the top of the UK charts .

This makes you the first Irish artist in 13 years to take the # 1 spot in the UK. The last time the group The Script managed to do this was in 2008. The quartet also secured the number one spot in their home country, as announced by the Official Chart Company.

“We can’t believe our album has become number one,” the group said. “From our early days in small clubs in the UK to where we are today, we never thought when making this album that it would be possible for the lucky four of us.”

Singer “Eli” Hewson (21) told UK news agency PA that one of the reasons for his success is that Inhaler has found a fan base that has never heard of U2. But he admitted that his origins opened many doors for him. Nevertheless, the group has always had to prove itself.

“I don’t blame the people who care about it. I would be interested if I found out that someone was in the same situation as me. “The group has now agreed.” That’s how it is. I don’t think there is a lot of distraction. If people want to talk about it, let them talk about it. “

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