Inhaler touring the UK

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Inhaler touring the UK

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Date(s) - 07/10/2021
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

UEA, Lecture Theatre 1
University of East Anglia ,
NR4 7TJ.

Event Description

Inhaler will be touring the UK later this year in support of their debut album also named ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’, out 9th July. They headline Norwich Nick Rayns LCR, UEA on Thursday 7th October.

Inhaler today release their new single It Won’t Always Be Like This on Polydor. The song launched as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on Radio 1 alongside a video directed by James Slater. 


Watch Video Here


Sharing its name with the band’s debut album, which is set for release on July 9th, It Won’t Always Be Like This 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 play an 18-date tour of the UK & Ireland later this year. Full run of dates is listed below:

September/October 2021

Tues 28th Sept Sheffield Octagon

Weds 29th Sept Leeds O2 Academy

Fri 1st Oct Newcastle O2 Academy

Sat 2nd Oct Birmingham O2 Institute 1

Sun 3rd Oct Bristol O2 Academy 1

Tues 5th Oct Nottingham Rock City

Wed 6th Oct London O2 Forum Kentish Town

Thu 7th Oct Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA

Sat 9th Oct Liverpool Uni, The Mountford Hall

Sun 10th Oct Glasgow Barrowland

Tues 12th Oct Manchester O2 Ritz


December 2021

Tue 14 Dec – Belfast, Limelight 1

Wed 15 Dec – Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse

Thu 16 Dec – Cork, Cyprus Avenue

Fri 17 Dec – Killarney, INEC Acoustic Club 

Sun 19 Dec – Dublin, Academy  

Mon 20 Dec – Dublin, Academy

Tue 21 Dec – Dublin, Academy

Wed 22 Dec – Dublin, Academy

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