Inhaler formed whilst 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 – on their last tour, they sold over 10,000 tickets and played to sold-out crowds across Europe. Their tracks have been streamed over 50 million times globally. The band were originally meant to begin recording ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ last March 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.
“We explored all the different territories that were there to be discovered,” says McMahon. “It really put things in perspective for us,” adds Hewson. “We were on a bit of a crazy train, thinking ‘what’s next? What’s tomorrow?’, not seeing the bigger picture.” By the time they entered Narcissus Studios in London with Genn in summer 2020, they had honed their vision, writing five new songs in the process. Whilst the world has been on pause, the quartet have gone up a level.
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