- 18 Mar 21
The Dublin quartet’s first full-length LP, ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’, will be released on July 16th.
Irish rising act Inhaler have shared their brand new single, fan favourite 'Cheer Up Baby', alongside the announcement of their debut album release date.
The Dublin indie-rock band stormed The Late Late Show with James Corden last night to perform the track, giving a stellar show for their US television debut - you can watch it back here.
‘Cheer Up Baby’ is a fitting track to herald the record, given that it's one of the four-piece’s oldest song. It emerges from their album sessions with long-term collaborator Antony Genn with a renewed swagger.
Inhaler's dedicated fanbase even set up an Instagram page titled 'Release Cheer Up Baby', so we're guessing they're delighted to hear it out as an official single.
“It’s just a great pop song,” says frontman Eli Hewson. “I think it really takes us back to our roots as a band.”
“I think it just has that classic, feel-good, anthemic, hopeful feeling that everyone seems to relate to on some level,” adds McMahon.
The visuals for ‘Cheer Up Baby’, featuring a typically energetic and paint-spattered live performance by the band, was directed by Joe Connor. The creative's impressive directing credits include Biffy Clyro, The Rolling Stones and Coldplay.
Inhaler's debut album has been a long time coming - It Won’t Always Be Like This is due to arrive on July 16th and is available to pre-order now. The band were originally meant to begin recording the LP last March but their plans were derailed by lockdown. Inhaler used the period as a time to rethink and reimagine what their debut album could be, making sure to be as productive as possible during COVID.
It’s a record that sees Elijah Hewson (vocals and guitar), Josh Jenkinson (guitar), Robert Keating (bass) and Ryan McMahon (drums) turn their early promise into something special, an album teeming with expansive indie-rock grooves and soaring anthems.
“We explored all the different territories that were there to be discovered,” McMahon comments.
“We really had the opportunity to explore our sound,” says Hewson. “It really put things in perspective for us. 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, Inhaler had honed their vision, writing five new songs in the process.
The outfit 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, with their social platforms amassing a major following.
Read Stuart Clark's Hot Press interview with Inhaler from February 2020 here.
Check out the video for 'Cheer Up Baby' below:
It Won’t Always Be Like This Tracklisting:
1. It Won't Always Be Like This
2. My Honest Face
3. Slide Out The Window
4. Cheer Up Baby
5. A Night On The Floor
6. My King Will Be Kind
7. When It Breaks
8. Who's Your Money On? (Plastic House)
10. Strange Time To Be Alive
11. In My Sleep