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Credit – Dan Kenny


09 JULY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Inhaler today release their highly-anticipated debut album It Won’t Always Be Like This through Polydor/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. The Irish quartet are one of the most exciting bands to emerge over the past few years and It Won’t Always Be Like This lives up to their thrilling potential. Singer and guitarist Eli Hewson, bassist Robert Keating, guitarist Josh Jenkinson and drummer Ryan McMahon have made a record that captures their evolution from exciting upstarts to refined songsmiths. It takes in a dazzling array of sonic textures, where huge, hooky choruses perfectly meld with intricate, dynamic instrumentation.


Listen to It Won't Always Be Like This HERE


A Covid-enforced delay encouraged the four-piece to find new levels as a band, opening up both their sound and their lyrical themes. Songs about meeting girls turned into reflections on society and how to get through tough periods. “We started writing this when we were teenagers and now we’re adults,” says Keating. “I wanted the songs to feel positive,” adds Hewson. “Because… it won’t always be like this.”


The album shares its title with one of the group’s early singles – a storming, exhilarating singalong of the sort that has become their calling card. But its meaning has changed for the band over the past year, becoming something more hopeful in uncertain times. “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.”


Recorded with long-term collaborator and producer Antony Genn at London’s Narcissus Studios, it’s a coming-of-age record about losing yourself and finding yourself again, trying to make sense of the world when the world doesn’t make much sense. It charts a path of sonic exploration, from the sweeping urgency of the title track and My Honest Face to the lush synth-pop of Slide Out The Window to the lithe, space-y grooves of A Night On The Floor. It is a debut of depth and colour.


Inhaler have made all their early promise count. It Won’t Always Be Like This is a triumph.


The band play an 19-date tour of the UK & Ireland later this year, preceded by a run of intimate record store shows in August.



14th Boardmasters Festival

15th PRYZM, Kingston (Banquet Records)

16th Deaf Institute, Manchester

18th Blitz, Preston (Action Records)

19th Colours, London

23rd Old Fire Station, Bournemouth (Vinilo Records)

24th The Brook, Southampton (Vinilo Records)



5th Neighbourhood Festival

10th TRNSMT Festival

17th This Is Tomorrow Festival

28th Octagon, Sheffield

29th O2 Academy, Leeds



1st University, Newcastle

2nd O2 Institute 1, Birmingham

3rd O2 Academy, Bristol

5th Rock City, Nottingham

6th O2 Kentish Town Forum, London

7th Waterfront, Norwich

9th The Mountford Hall, Liverpool

10th Barrowlands, Glasgow

12th O2 Ritz, Manchester



14th Limelight, Belfast

15th Dolans, Limerick

16th Cyprus Avenue, Cork

17th INEC Acoustic Club, Kallarney

19th Academy, Dublin

20th Academy, Dublin

21st Academy, Dublin

22nd Academy, Dublin