#Inhaler Release Debut Album ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ – #Win A Signed Copy

Dublin quartet Inhaler released their highly-anticipated debut album ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ on Friday, July 9, on Interscope Records.  Comprising singer and guitarist Elijah Hewson, bassist Robert Keating, guitarist Josh Jenkinson and drummer Ryan McMahon the four former schoolmates have made a record that takes in a dazzling array of sonic textures, huge, hooky choruses, and intricate, dynamic instrumentation.  ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ is available to stream, download, and buy  HERE.

The Dublin based band have announced they will be performing at 4 intimate club dates this autumn in Nashville, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.  Tickets are on sale now. These dates are a preview to the band’s full length North American tour which is set for March 2022. See below for a complete list of dates. Visit www.inhaler.band/tour to purchase tickets.

The album shares its title with one of the group’s early singles, whose 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 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.

Simply email us on hello@essentiallypop.com by 5pm tomorrow (Friday 15 July) with your answer to the following:

Inhaler was so named because:

(a) As singers they know the importance of proper breath control

(b) It’s an anagram of the initials of all the band members’ middle names

(c) Eli used to have asthma

(d) All of the above

(e) None of the above

See below for a complete list of 2021/22 North American tour dates:

Sept. 12 – Nashville,  High Watt at @mercylounge
Sept. 13 – Chicago, IL  Schubas
Sept. 16 – New York, NY   Mercury Lounge
Sept.  20 – Los Angeles, CA  Troubadour

March 4 – Atlanta, GA  Terminal West
March 5 – Nashville, TN  The Basement East
March 7 – Washington DC  9:30 Club
March 8 – Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
March 10 – New York, NY  Irving Plaza
March 11 – Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
March 12 – Boston, MA  Royale
March 14 – Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 15 – Detroit, MI  St Andrews Hall
March 17 – Chicago, IL   House Of Blues
March 18 – Milwaukee, WI Rave II
March 19 – Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
March 21 – Denver, CO  Summit Music Hall
March 22 – Salt Lake City, UT  The Depot
March 24 – Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom
March 25 – Seattle, WA  The Showbox
March 26 – Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
March 28 – San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
March 29 – San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
March 31 – Los Angeles, CA The Belasco

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