Inhaler On Its New Album “It Won’t Always Be Like This,” Motörhead, Future Plans & More – The Hype Magazine
Published on July 5th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz
Last month, Polydor Recordings-signed band Inhaler shared its new track “Totally” alongside an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music. “Totally” is the latest song to be shared from Inhaler’s debut album It Won’t Always Be Like This, which is set for release on July 9, 2021. The Irish quartet — comprised of singer and guitarist Eli Hewson, bassist Robert Keating, guitarist Josh Jenkinson and drummer Ryan McMahon — has made a record that captures its evolution from exciting upstarts to refined songsmiths. Recorded with long-term collaborator and producer Antony Genn at London’s Narcissus Studios, the full-length is a coming-of-age record about losing yourself and finding yourself again, trying to make sense of the world when the world does not always make much sense.
The 4 high school friends who make up Inhaler initially bonded over a low of similar music, including The Stone Roses, Joy Division, The Strokes, Depeche Mode, Interpol, Kings Of Leon and The Cure. Since the release of the group’s debut single, the title track “It Won’t Always Be Like This,” Inhaler has racked up over 25 million streams. “It Won’t Always Be Like This” and “When It Breaks” were recently performed as part of a VEVO-premiered DSCVR live session, while “Cheer Up Baby” was performed by the band earlier this year on late-night television’s The Late Late Show With James Corden.
On May 20, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with all 4 members of Inhaler via Zoom, as embedded below. Besides It Won’t Always Be Like This, we spoke about those aforementioned musical influences — which does include Motörhead — and future plans. More on Inhaler is here, here and here.