Inhaler released their debut album It Won’t Always Be Like This in July of this year. They have also released a single of the same name.

The single is a re-recorded version of an early single that the Irish rock quartet wrote over four years ago, but its meaning has changed between now and then. The world is a different place to when singer and guitarist Eli Hewson, bassist Robert Keating, guitarist Josh Jenkinson and drummer Ryan McMahon formed the band as teenagers in Dublin seeking to emulate the big-thinking, big-chorused indie-rock bands they worshipped with some uplifting anthems of their own.

A run of euphoric singles had helped Inhaler gather thrilling momentum by the time the world went into lockdown in March 2020. Over the next year, as they crafted and honed a debut album in a manner that no-one has ever dreamed of making their debut album; writing sessions over Zoom, quarantine conditions in the studio, no pubs open to reflect on a hard day’s tracking, it was the words of their early single that they kept coming back to: “It won’t always be like this”. Six words to hang on to. That sense of remaining hopeful, of pulling through hard times, seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, is the thread that ties this mesmeric collection of songs together. “There’s a sense of optimism on this album and the song It Won’t Always Be Like This is the main catalyst for that,” says Hewson. “We kept coming back to that title.”

When everything was going to pot, when the future looked uncertain, Inhaler kept the faith. It Won’t Always Be Like This is a coming-of-age record, an album about adolescence, love, getting lost and finding yourself again. It closes one chapter of the band’s life and opens another.

Inhaler will also play an 18-date tour of the UK and Ireland later this year.



Date Venue
Tue 28th The Foundry Sheffield
Wed 29th O2 Academy Leeds


Date Venue
Fri 1st Newcastle Students’ Union
Sat 2nd O2 Institute Birmingham
Sun 3rd O2 Academy Bristol
Tue 5th Rock City Nottingham
Wed 6th O2 Forum Kentish Town London
Thu 7th The Waterfront Norwich
Sat 9th The Mountford Hall Liverpool
Sun 10th Barrowland Glasgow
Tue 12th O2 Ritz Manchester


Date Venue
Tue 14th Limelight Belfast
Wed 15th Dolan’s Warehouse Limerick
Thu 16th Cyprus Avenue Cork
Fri 17th INEC Acoustic Club Killarney
Sun 19th Academy Dublin
Mon 20th Academy Dublin
Tue 21st Academy Dublin
Wed 22nd Academy Dublin

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