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 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!
UK MARCH 2023
Mar 16th Blackpool, Waterloo Bar https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-answer
Mar 17th Birmingham O2 Institute http://www.myticket.co.uk/artists/the-answer
Mar 19th Bristol Thekla http://www.myticket.co.uk/artists/the-answer
Mar 20th London 100 Club http://www.myticket.co.uk/artists/the-answer
Mar 21st Leeds Key Club https://slamdunkmusic.seetickets.com/event/the-answer/the- key-club/2430324
Mar 23rd Belfast Limelight 2. https://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/461484/972371
EUROPE MARCH & APRIL 2023
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
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’.
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
2008 - Albert Productions
2011 - Spinefarm UMG
2013 - Napalm Records
2015 - Napalm Records
2016 - Napalm Records
2023 - Golden Robot Records