A residency in a small underground club, 2 guitars, bar stools and a glass of whiskey at the side is what is needed for music like this. Cormac’s Northern Irish lilt gives each story that additional layer of warmth and the songs themselves just ooze emotion.
We were very conscious that it wasn’t going to be everybody’s cup of tea and it would turn a few heads, but I suppose that shock factor element was partly intentional.
This co-headlining tour has just finished 10 dates in the UK , where the London date was the last one in the UK
The Answer have revealed ‘Solas’, the anthemic new single and title track from the band’s eagerly anticipated forthcoming album which will be released via Napalm Records on October 28th. ‘Solas’ is the first official single from the new album and has already gone straight on to the Planet Rock A-List. It follows the previously released […]
On a day that definitely felt more ‘Kentucky’ than ‘Kent’, the line up across the stages offered more than it’s fair share of southern rock and roll and thanks to another blisteringly sunny day, was all the more welcome for it. A mixed bag of acts that allowed us to travel around a little more and experience the real spirit of Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016.
The random ramblings of our fair reporter Karen Hetherington continue as she shakes off the hangover, dusts of the felt boots, dons the cape and heads back to the festival. It’s also the day Planet Rock DJ Paul Anthony got his legs out for the crowd in front of 20,000 people.
This was my third time seeing The Answer live. The first two times was when they were occupying the support slot on AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour. Those gigs took place in a 14,000 capacity arena in Dublin, and then in front of 70,000 people on a County Kildare racecourse. Both fine performances, but in truth not really the fairest of concert situations to truly appreciate this bands live skill. But tonight is a lot different, tonight is Whelan’s in Dublin, a legendary music venue on the South side of the city, an establishment that would scarcely host 500 people.
With their 5th album about to be released and the tenth anniversary of their acclaimed debut ‘Rise’ upon us as well, it’s already shaping up to be a great year for Northern Ireland’s The Answer. To tell us a little about what they have in store for fans and what the new album ‘Raise A Little Hell’ means to them, Myglobalmind spoke to front man Cormac Neeson.
Interviews with Paul Mahon – Guitar/Michael Waters – Bass of The Answer and Cage the Gods