After a seven-year hiatus, Irish rockers THE ANSWER are set to make their long-awaited and extremely anticipated return with an unique and sole 2022 comeback efficiency at this 12 months’s Planet Rockstock pageant on December 3. Not solely that, however they’ve additionally introduced a brand new album has been recorded and is due for launch in 2023, with rising British rock producer Dan Weller (ENTER SHIKARI, BURY TOMORROW) on the helm. The primary single from the brand new report will precede their Planet Rockstock efficiency and can give followers their first taster of the sheer dynamism imbued within the new music.
A fortuitous “how do you’re feeling about writing once more” name from administration in early COVID-stricken 2020 planted a seed that slowly gathered actual tempo because the band began sharing new concepts that felt exiting, contemporary and related. The now-completed assortment of labor shows all the band’s trademark uncooked angle and lack of compromise. In their very own phrases, “It felt like we have been again in the beginning once more, a complete reset.”
Says singer Cormac Neeson: “We have been via rather a lot as a band, we have toured the world, made six nice data we’re all pleased with, given our dwell exhibits the whole lot at all times and finished our greatest to make trustworthy and timeless music that connects with rock followers and music followers usually. After six albums and plenty of highway miles, we felt we would have liked to step again from all of it and reset. While that wasn’t a straightforward choice, with retrospect it probably he finest choice we have ever made as a result of the top result’s the album we have been ready to make our entire lives… stuffed with good-time rock and roll and optimistic vitality created by 4 brothers who fairly frankly simply actually missed one another. We’re again and we’re able to convey our greatest album ever to you!!”
Undeniably, THE ANSWER — accomplished by perennially charismatic entrance man Cormac Neeson, iconic guitarist Paul Mahon and the powerhouse rhythm part of bassist Micky Waters and drummer James Heatley — has achieved a fantastic deal in its profession to be pleased with. Rising into the rock world highlight in 2005, their debut single “Hold Believin'” grew to become the topic of vital acclaim and led THE ANSWER to the “Greatest New Band” award at that 12 months’s Traditional Rock Awards. The next 12 months, the younger band consolidated that early promise with “Rise”, a debut album that acquired universally nice critiques and backed up their burgeoning status with fistfuls of gloriously anthemic songs like “Beneath The Sky”, “Into The Gutter” and “Come Observe Me” that delighted everybody from cantankerous traditional rock followers to bright-eyed youngsters with a penchant for balls-out rock ‘n’ roll. “Rise” went on to promote over 125,000 copies worldwide on the impartial Albert Productions rock label, a startling debut achievement that ensured when the band launched their second album, the mighty “On a regular basis Demons”, three years later, the world was greater than able to embrace THE ANSWER on an excellent larger scale. The following years noticed the band cement their fearsome status, each as an astonishing dwell band and as rock’s brightest hopes, securing high-profile assist slots with THE ROLLING STONES, AEROSMITH and a two-year stint on AC/DC‘s “Black Ice” tour, which took them all over the world and into a few of the greatest venues on the planet.
“We have been thrown to the wolves plenty of nights on the highway with AC/DC and all we needed to fall again on was the 4 of us enjoying collectively,” remembers mercurial guitar hero Paul Mahon. “We needed to make it work and dig in actually arduous. It was an excellent time.”
In 2019, longtime über-fan and worldwide impartial arduous rock label Golden Robotic founder Mark Alexander-Erber fulfilled a lifelong ambition by signing THE ANSWER to his Golden Robotic Data to safe a brand-new seventh studio album, due for launch in 2023; a report which, within the phrases of Alexander-Erber might be THE ANSWER‘s “best balls-out straight-ahead rock album ever,” eclipsing the debut of “Rise” for energy, songs and sheer angle. “To say I’m excited is an understatement,” he mentioned. “For me, it is a life-long ambition and privilege to work with these guys.”