Inhaler have released their new single, ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ yesterday, June 9th. The song was featured as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on Radio 1 alongside a video directed by James Slater. Watch the video for ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ below:
Sharing its name with the band’s debut album, which is set for release July 9th on Interscope Records and available for pre-order HERE, ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ is a re-recorded version of an early single that the Irish rock quartet wrote years ago. 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 play an 18-date tour of the UK & Ireland later this year before heading to the states for their March 2022 North American headline tour. The dates in September, October and December include brand new UK tour dates alongside the band’s rescheduled tour of Ireland. Click HERE for a complete list of UK and Ireland tour dates.
See below for a complete list of Inhaler’s 2022 North American tour dates, and get your tickets here.
March 4 – Atlanta, Terminal West
March 5 – Nashville, The Basement East
March 7 – Washington DC, 9:30 Club
March 8 – Philadelphia, Theatre Of Living Arts
March 10 – New York, Irving Plaza
March 11 – Brooklyn, Warsaw
March 12 – Boston, Royale
March 14 – Toronto, Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 15 – Detroit, St Andrews Hall
March 17 – Chicago, House Of Blues
March 18 – Milwaukee, Rave II
March 19 – Minneapolis, First Avenue
March 21 – Denver, Summit Music Hall
March 22 – Salt Lake City, The Depot
March 24 – Vancouver, The Commodore Ballroom
March 25 – Seattle, The Showbox
March 26 – Portland, Wonder Ballroom
March 28 – San Francisco, The Fillmore
March 29 – San Diego, The Observatory North Park
March 31 – Los Angeles, The Belasco
Inhaler formed while still at school in Dublin, bonding over a love of Joy Division, The Stone Roses, Kings Of Leon, The Strokes, Interpol, The Cure and more. A string of captivating singles and their fevered live show have earned them a diehard fanbase. The band were originally meant to begin recording ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ in March 2020 but their plans were derailed by lockdown. Instead of moping, they used the period as a time to rethink and reimagine what their debut album could be.
Watch our interview with them from back in 2018:
Stream and download ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ here.