They are going to be huge British Kerrang magazine once predicted, how awfully right they were!
They are going to be huge British Kerrang magazine once predicted oh, how awfully right they were!
Meanwhile, Northern Irish hard rockers THE ANSWER gave us five fine, diversified albums only to now blow everyone away with the lush beauty that is “Solas” – a bold step in evolution for the band and past genre boundaries.
This is not your typical The Answer classic rock album, musically and lyrically the band have progressed and have delivered a contemporary rock album with Gaelic influences.
Solas is the Gaelic word for light and how could this not be an omen? The Answer’s songwriting has an unchained quality to it; epic arrangements, bombast, airy folk melodies and guitar sound walls build a timeless and thrilling masterpiece which embodies the crowning of the whole career of the Irish!
Photo credit by Charlie Gray
Label Napalm Records, release date 28.10.2016
THE ANSWER line-up
Cormac Neeson – Vocals
Paul Mahon – Guitar
Michael Waters – Bass
James Heatley – Drums
12.11.16 UK – Aberdeen / Lemon Tree
13.11.16 UK – Glasgow / Classic Grand
14.11.16 UK – Sheffield / Corporation
15.11.16 UK – Newcastle / Riverside
16.11.16 UK – Holmfirth / Picturedrome
18.11.16 UK – Doncaster / Diamond Live Lounge
19.11.16 UK – Birmingham / Academy 2
20.11.16 UK – Brighton / Concorde 2
22.11.16 UK – Norwich / Waterfront
23.11.16 UK – London / Electric Ballroom
25.11.16 NL – Utrecht / Tivoli
26.11.16 BL – Vosselaar / Biebob
28.11.16 CH – Pratteln / Z7
29.11.16 IT – Milan / Magazzini Generali
30.11.16 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
01.12.16 DE – Berlin / Musik & Frieden
03.12.16 DE – Hamburg / Knust
04.12.16 NL – Amsterdam / Paradiso Nord
05.12.16 DE – Bochum / Matrix
07.12.16 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
08.12.16 FR – Paris / Le Trabendo
10.12.16 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol
11.12.16 ES – Barcelona / La2 Apollo
13.12.16 FR – Toulon / Omega Live
14.12.16 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
16.12.16 IT – Treviso / New Age
17.12.16 IT – Grottammare (Ascoli Piceno) / Container
19.12.16 AT – Vienna / Szene
20.12.16 AT – Velden / Bluesiana