It Won't Always Be Like This

Inhaler - It Won't Always Be Like This
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Based on 11 reviews
2021 Ratings: #552 / 609
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Based on 177 ratings
2021 Ratings: #500
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Yes, Inhaler are a band who will always have their legacy forced upon them by others – but that’s when the music needs to do the talking. ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ is a mic drop moment. With everything else cast aside, it’s the music that matters. Inhaler have nothing left to prove.
‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ is teeming with nervous energy over trying to find balance in a world turned inside out, while flashes of more mature reflections on saints, sinners, kings and dreams are also promising.
The Telegraph

They are not trying to save the world, but at a time when guitar bands barely penetrate the pop charts, their youthful exuberance might just help save rock and roll.

The Line of Best Fit

It Won’t Always Be Like This offers an impeccable blend of nostalgia inducing guitar riffs and emotive narratives that make for a spectacular debut album. Promising and full of potential, the boys have delivered and exceeded expectations, it’s safe to say that their intoxicating indie rock cuts are here to stay.


Inhaler are shoo-ins as the next Radio 1 darlings, likely to appeal to Easy Life fans and blur the lines between rock and pop, as so many successful bands do.


The sound of a band coming into their own, it finds INHALER taking a deep breath, and making the most important step forwards of their career.

The Independent

It’s easy for critics and fellow artists to resent a band like Inhaler, with their famous parents, near-instant signing to a major label, and early tours supporting Noel Gallagher. But beneath the on-sleeve influences are poignant themes of ennui, anxiety and yearning. Inhaler want to be adored. With a debut like this, they probably will be.

The Irish Times

Their debut album certainly comes good on the promise of early singles, showcasing an altogether more polished, confident and well-rounded band. More importantly, there are some killer songs here.

No Ripcord

It Won't Always Be Like This is a competent first effort with superbly crafted and unpretentious songs—even if they still haven't quite found the sound that they’re looking for.

The one point there is a spark here is then a case of too little too late, as the comparably insistent ‘In My Sleep’ makes like a lost ‘Pablo Honey’ cut.
Now that Wolf Alice dropped their amazing third record, Lorde’s new album is finally on the way, multiple great artists announcing new albums like Deafheaven and Clairo, there was one album I was secretly maybe even more hyped for.

Inhaler - It Won't Always Be Like This

This band really shouldn’t be for me. I’ve never been that keen on smaller indie rock bands that are emerging from Europe. In my opinion, most of them sound the same, or they just don’t have enough ... read more
The opener, the title track. Apart from reminding me of the brilliant 2019 album ‘It Won’t Be Like This All The Time’ by the Scots, The Twilight Sad. It immediately draws obvious comparisons to the vocalists famous father and this is both good and bad. It’s good because the voice here while unfortunately unoriginal in the sense that it’s been done before is nevertheless super strong, it’s actually so strong that it recalls the early and most powerful years of ... read more
Okay I’m sorry but Inhaler? I wanna know the story behind that name

This is alright. It’s passable. It’s fine. There are a couple standout tracks but the rest just feels kinda meat and potatoes. It’s like once you've heard one song, you’ve heard most of the album. At least that one song is pretty good but overall it’s just pretty alright. The production is great but it feels so similar through the whole album and it doesn’t really give a lot of the ... read more
definitely not for me but i can appreciate how well made this debut record is!
Coldplay but epic
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Added on: March 17, 2021