Coming hot on the heels of their latest digital track, The Answer continue their full-frontal comeback assault with the release of a second full media single Livin’ On The Line, available January 27th 2023. The new single will pre-empt their highly anticipated new album, Sundowners, the first in seven years, due to be released on St. Patrick’s Day March 17th, 2023.

Livin’ On The line, produced and mixed by rising British rock producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow) is a thumping foot stomper of a track and will be accompanied by a video, shot in Paris, directed by Jonny Finnis from JF Films.

The band also recently announced a very special run of limited capacity UK and European album shows in March 2023 with both Belfast and London already sold out.
Says Neeson, “We had a blast recording and making the video for this Livin’ On The Line. The song harks back to our days on the road when everything we was an incessant dash from show to show, market to market all living on the edge, fuelled by alcohol and rock ‘n’ roll! The song is about getting through one of those days when you know that just making it out the other side in once piece is achievement enough. It’s been great to make a fresh return after seven years and we’ve got that hunger and desire back to get out in front of our fans with what we think is some of our best music ever!”

The album will be released by Golden Robot Records Pty and by licensee 7Hz Productions (ADA) in the UK & Europe. It will come in several formats including a Cd Gatefold Digi sleeve, Gatefold 12” 180g black vinyl, 2 x 12” colour vinyl exclusives, a 12” fan collectible Picture Disk, Digital and various limited retail exclusive versions with HMV, Rough Trade, Crash and Assai Records.

The band’s first media single of the album “Blood Brother” has received great radio airplay achieving playlists on Planet Rock Radio UK and several German radio stations including Rock Antenne, Radio BOB!, Star FM Hamburg and Berlin, amassing over 3,500 plays since release in October 2022. The recently peaked at #2 in the German rock airplay charts just before end of December.

Live Dates!

The Answer are set to make a spectacular and long-awaited return with their first new studio album in almost seven years and are thrilled to announce a series of very special limited UK and European album showcase performances in March and April 2023. 

See dates below, tickets onsale now!

Album Pre-order!

The Answer release their new album, “Sundowners” on Friday 17th March 2023.




UK  MARCH 2023

Mar 16th  Blackpool, Waterloo Bar

Mar 17th  Birmingham O2 Institute

Mar 19th  Bristol Thekla            

Mar 20th  London 100 Club       

Mar 21st  Leeds Key Club          key-club/2430324

Mar 23rd Belfast Limelight 2.   


Mar 25th  Haarlem, Patronaat – Holland

Mar 26th  Den Bosch, Willem Twee –  Holland

Mar 28th  Essen,  Turock – Germany

Mar 29th  Hamburg, Logo – Germany

Mar 30th  Berlin, Franz Club – Germany

Mar 31st  Munich, Strom – Germany

Apr 1st    Dornbirn, Conrad-Sohm, Austria

Apr 2nd    Zurich, Plaza – Switzerland

Apr 4th    Strasbourg, La Laiterie – France

Apr 5th    Savigny, L’Empreinte – France

Apr 6th.    Vorselaar, De Dreef – Belgium


Jun 3rd.    Bassum, Bassum Open Air

Jun 16th.    Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting

July 8th.    Knislinge, Time To Rock Festival

July 30th.  Wales, Steelhouse Festival

Aug 5th.    Wacken, Wacken Festival

Aug 11th.    Eschwege, De Dreef, Open Flar

Aug 12th.   Cheshire, Winter Storm Festival

Aug 26th.   Newark, Stonedead Festival

Sep 2nd.    Bern, Gravel Pit Festival

The Answer are Back!

After seven long years, The Answer are back and set to make their long awaited and highly anticipated return with a new album that captures the soul of a band intent on not just reigniting the spark but burning more brightly than ever before. These four Irish rockers have regrouped and thrown themselves into the creation of album that harnesses their unique energy and relentless passion for rock music.

A fortuitous ‘how do you feel about writing again’ call from management in early Covid-stricken 2020 planted a seed that slowly gathered real pace as the band started sharing new ideas that felt exiting, fresh and relevant. The now triumphantly completed collection of work displays all of the band’s trademark raw attitude and lack of compromise. In their own words “It felt like we were back at the beginning again, a total reset’.

Says singer Cormac Neeson “We’ve been through a lot as a band, we’ve toured the world, made six great records we’re all proud of, given our live shows everything always and done our best to make honest and timeless music that connects with rock fans and music fans in general. After six albums and a lot of road miles we felt we needed to step back from it all and reset. Whilst that wasn’t an easy decision, with retrospect it possibly he best decision we’ve ever made because the end result is the album we’ve been waiting to make our whole lives…full of good time rock n roll and positive energy created by four brothers who quite frankly just really missed each other. We’re back and we’re ready to go!”

Undeniably, The Answer – completed by perennially charismatic front man Cormac Neeson, iconic guitarist Paul Mahon and the powerhouse rhythm section of bassist Micky Waters and drummer James Heatley – have achieved a great deal in their career to be proud of. 

Emerging into the rock world spotlight in 2005, their debut single Keep Believin’ became the subject of critical acclaim and led The Answer to the ‘Best New Band’ award at that year’s Classic Rock Awards. The following year, the young band consolidated that early promise with ‘Rise’, a debut album that received universally great reviews and backed up their burgeoning reputation with fistfuls of gloriously anthemic songs like Under The Sky, Into The Gutter and Come Follow Me that delighted everyone from cantankerous classic rock fans to bright-eyed teenagers with a penchant for balls-out rock ‘n’ roll. ‘Rise’ went on to sell over 125,000 copies worldwide on the independent Albert Productions rock label, a startling debut achievement that ensured when the band released their second album, the mighty ‘Everyday Demons’, three years later, the world was more than ready to embrace The Answer on an even greater scale.

The ensuing years saw the band cement their fearsome reputation, both as an astonishing live band and as rock’s brightest hopes, securing high profile support slots with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and a two-year stint on AC/DC’s 2008 Black Ice tour, which took them around the world and into some of the biggest venues on the planet. 

“We were thrown to the wolves a lot of nights on the road with AC/DC and all we had to fall back on was the four of us playing together,” recalls mercurial guitar hero Paul Mahon. “We had to make it work and dig in really hard. It was a super time”.

In 2020, long time uber fan and Australian independent hard rock label Golden Robot founder, Mark Alexander Erber, fulfilled a life-long ambition by signing The Answer to his Golden Robot Records to produce a brand-new 7th studio album, due for release in 2023; a record which, in the words of Erber will be The Answer’s “greatest balls out straight ahead rock album ever’, eclipsing the debut of Rise for power, songs and sheer attitude. To say I am excited is an understatement, for me it’s a life-long ambition and privilege to work with these guys”

Produced by rising British rock producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow, Those Damn Crows) and recorded at Middle farm studios in Devon, the new album promises to be something very special indeed. Says Weller, “I’ve been swamped by loads of rock bands wanting to make records but when I heard these The Answer demos, I was literally gob smacked – fabulous song after song, crafted, kicking ass, it was almost too good to be true, I simply had to get involved”.

With over 300,000 catalogue album sales under their belt, one of the leading pioneers of what is now colloquially known as the New Wave Of Classic Rock are now set to return in 2023 with a 7th album which they believe is without doubt their best yet. Their first performance in seven years will take place at this year’s Planet Rock stock festival, Dec 3rd 2022 and promises to be a sensational comeback.

The as yet untitled album will be released in 2023.



2006 - Albert Productions

Everyday Demons

2008 - Albert Productions


2011 - Spinefarm UMG

New Horizon

2013 - Napalm Records

Raise A Little Hell

2015 - Napalm Records


2016 - Napalm Records

New Album

2023 - Golden Robot Records