Northern Irish rockers The Answer release new single and announce tour
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Northern Irish rockers The Answer are set to make a spectacular resurgence with their first studio single in almost seven years.
New track Blood Brother has been produced and mixed by rising British rock producer Dan Weller and will precede the band’s comeback performance as special guests at the Planet Rockstock festival on December 3, at which fans will get their first taste of The Answer in a very long time, with classic catalogue tracks as well as the latest music from their soon to be released 7th studio album.
In support of this, the band have also announced a very special run of limited capacity UK and European album shows in March 2023 which will showcase the complete new album as well as classic The Answer tracks.
Blood Brother is power-keg anthem which sees the band hark back to their early 2006 sound, but produced with a very contemporary alternative rock twist.
It showcases a pounding minimalist rock groove, with trademark exceptional vocals from lead singer Cormac Neeson.
Neeson said: “Our new track Blood Brother is a thundering slab of positive energy created by four brothers who quite frankly just really missed each other. We’re back and we had more fun writing and recording this new music than we’ve ever had. We truly believe this could possibly be the best album we’ve ever recorded and Blood Brother is a very special track for us.”
Emerging into the rock world limelight 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 went on to sell over 125,000 copies worldwide on the independent Albert Productions rock label, a startling debut achievement.
The ensuing years saw the band cement their fearsome reputation, both as an astonishing live band and as one of 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 an incredible rock baptism”.
In 2019, international 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 secure a brand-new 7th studio album, due for release in 2023.
The band have also announced a string of tour dates beginning next March that will take them to Belfast’s Limelight on May 23, 2023. For tickets click here.
They will then complete a European tour during which a lot of audiences will be rocking to their anthemic tracks and frontman Cormac Neeson will continue to look very much like a Led Zeppelin-style frontman.