Yes indeed my friends…it’s almost the end of another successful year for The Answer and as always our gratitude to all The Answer faithful hath no bounds. Thank you to everyone who picked up their copy of our fourth studio album “New Horizon”. This record is such an important piece of work for us and the fact that you folks got your heads banging and your asses shaking right from the start means a lot!!
Then there was the “New Horizon Tour”…a hard hitting soul ride that took us and our new music through twelve countries in seven weeks. This was without doubt the most fun we’ve ever had on tour and to the thousands of people who spent their hard earned cash on a ticket and rocked out with us from the first guitar wail to the last cymbal crash…we salute you!!
I’d also like to draw your attention to the next stage of the New Horizon campaign that kicks off in Aberdeen on the 19th February and takes us on a road less travelled around the UK, Ireland and Germany for another six weeks of explosive hard rock. This tour is gonna be up close, personal and as honest as James Heatley on the day of his first holy communion. So if you have a chance to make one or more of these shows I’d highly recommend you do so.
I should state at this point that the search for a new horizon has only just begun and that we are working hard alongside our team to ensure that we bring our music to ALL the rockers across the globe who have given us their support up to now. If you’re out there and your waiting for us to land in your town, just believe me when I tell you..we don’t live in a little Irish vacuum chamber and we are trying our best to bring real rock n roll to the masses.
So as 2013 draws to a close and we wonder…is 2014 gonna finally be the year Micky gets a proper hair cut and I shave my dodgy beard? All that’s left for me to say is…rockers we couldn’t do this without you and we love yis. MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY!!!
Cormac (the singer guy)
ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT!!!
People of the world,
Our new record “New Horizon” is now available for your listening pleasure. We would like to thank you all for the love and support you have shown our band to date. We’re well aware that we could not have got past album one without your support. Let alone somehow making it to album number four.
We really hope you enjoy this one and love it as much as we do. As with all our work, we put our hearts and souls into creating what we feel is a great hard rock record that grooves like James Brown on acid.
We’re very much looking forward to taking our new music on the road and playing in any city, town or hamlet that will put up with our Irish racket.
So until we see you in the flesh..happy listening folks!!
Cormac (the singer guy)
Signed merchandise available at our Townsend Music store here: The Answer Store
FREE MUSIC ALERT!!! For those of you who missed the New Horizon FREE download last week, here it is!! This is the title track from our brand new record. We kind of like it and hope you do too. Folks once again I can’t emphasis enough how much we appreciate it when you SHARE the love!! So SHARE and enjoy!!! Cormac.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, hard rockers, high rollers and anyone else who may not regard themselves as any of the above. The beast that is The Answer stirs once more.
We’re back and we’re back in a big way. With a brand new label, a new management team and a new album aptly named “New Horizon”, the CD, Special limited CD and double 12” vinyl (yep folks, you heard right!) are scheduled for release in UK & Europe on September 30th and on October 1st in the US of A. You see, our love for rock ‘n’ roll is still as fresh as a skinny dip in the Lagan (that’s the big river that runs through Belfast).
We’re also thrilled to be able to let you know that despite his very sad and unfortunate passing, Storm Thorgerson and his team designed our new album cover. It is a testament to Storm’s professionalism that his illness didn’t prevent him from pouring his creative juices into our new art and we are both honoured and privileged for that.
Yes..I think it’s safe to say we’re feeling good about the future folks. And to celebrate this surge of good feeling and positivity we’ve put together a bit of a tour that may interest our dedicated and much loved supporters out there. It’s the biggest UK & European headline tour we’ve ever embarked upon with dates elsewhere in that big wide world to follow. This is your cue to get excited folks because let me tell you…I haven’t been this excited since they put hallucinogenics in my drink before my a level music practical.
The first single from the new album goes by the name of “Spectacular”. We thought we’d go for something nice and understated just to get the wheels turning again. “Spectacular” impact date is on September 16th but you’ll be able to get it complete with video and lots of nice bonus material a good 8 weeks before then! I’m confident this song will sufficiently wet the palate and who knows…it might even provide the soundtrack to your Summer.
Keep your eyes peeled for lots of interesting stuff happening online over the next couple of months in the build up to the big day. And if you’re lucky enough to catch us at a festival this Summer please come over and get drunk with us.
Until we rock out in the flesh once more my friends…stay alive and happy because we need you right now. Spread the good news. Much love!!!
Here’s to a New Horizon!!!
Cormac the singer guy
European rock label NAPALM RECORDS are extremely proud to announce the worldwide signing of THE ANSWER!
Founded in 1992 by Markus Riedler, NAPALM has become one of the most successful independent metal and hard rock labels in the world. The signing of THE ANSWER heralds a strategic new drive for the label to develop a cross over rock roster and THE ANSWER will be a spearhead priority release for NAPALM in 2013.
Says Head of A&R Thomas Caser:
“All @ Napalm Records and its affiliated partners are extremely proud to have THE ANSWER in the Napalm Records Rock roster from now on. We are happy to share the vision of the band and their management! 2013 will be a great year for THE ANSWER and we are eager to start working on the band’s upcoming new album!”
The new venture also encompasses the re-release of THE ANSWER back catalogue in specific key territories where rights are available but specifically the USA. NAPALM have a strong worldwide network of distribution partners including Warner ADA in USA, a new deal with Universal in GAS, Rough trade in Benelux and a whole host of other key territory affiliates.
First signed to Albert Productions in 2006, THE ANSWER released three successful albums over the course of the last 6 years the latest being the highly acclaimed REVIVAL on Spinefarm Records (UMG) in October 2011. After a busy summer of European festival and support shows, THE ANSWER are now writing / co-writing in advance of starting pre-production for their new album scheduled for release in the first half of 2013.
This is a very exciting new phase for the band who are reinvigorated with a whole new team, energy and sense of focus:
“THE ANSWER are thrilled to be working with NAPALM. This label really knows how to develop a band properly and provide their artists with a solid foundation from which they can flourish and achieve real success. We’re very excited to be given this opportunity and delighted to be working with a brand new team across the board. We can’t wait for 2013 – watch out for some very special formats next year!
In addition the band is confirmed as the special guest on the GOTTHARD December Swiss tour.
THE ANSWER – SPECIAL GUEST / GOTTHARD Swiss Tour
30.11.12 CH – Chur / Stadhalle
01.12.12 CH – Bern / Expo Halle 4.1
06.12.12 CH – Lausanne / Metropole
07.12.12 CH – Winterthur / Esihalle Deutweg
08.12.12 CH – Sursee / Stadhalle
For more information contact:
Napalm Records Promotion Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Belsonic Festival in Belfast on August 18th. To win all you have to do is submit a photo of yourself wearing any Answer merchandise such as a hoody or hat in an unusual place.Once you have taken a photo simply upload it to our Facebook wall, the most interesting and creative picture will win. Entries close on Sunday 12th August with the winner being announced on the Monday. The only rule is no nudity, good luck!
P.S Please note the prize is tickets only, NO travel or accommodation are included.
Hey folks, Cormac here with some fresh info for all you good people.
You will all notice the new updates to the website and that we are finally going to release the “RISE” song in on July 1st 2012 on our own “The Answer Productions” label. This digital release will consist of a new 2012 radio edit mix of “RISE”, an extended full length version, a very special acoustic / orchestral version and a brand new mix of another gem called “Lost” which is also pretty rockin’ if I do say so myself.
Top of the list is the FACT that you can now pre-order our “RISE 2012 EP”. As I’ve mentioned before…the importance of this song to The Answer cannot be overstated. The stars have aligned to present us with an opportunity to release it into the public domain and we’re really really excited about it all.
I should state at this point that the “Rise EP” will be available as a WORLDWIDE release which is great news for us and hopefully great news for you too.
Not only is there a few killer versions of “Rise” on there. But there’s also a rockin re-mix of a lesser known tune of ours called “Lost”. This song is something different to anything we’ve done before and is well worth checking out. We even enlisted the services of the only bodhran (a traditional Irish drum) player in LA to ensure that this one blows your minds.
Something that may come as good new to the ears of our Italian fans is that we’ve just announced three gigs in Italy that will take place around the second week of July. We’ll be joining forces with Wolfmother and The Cribs to ensure that the Mediterranean gets its fair share of high octane rock n roll this Summer.
Thats all for now folks. We’re gonna be in Austria, Italy, Holland, France, Switzerland, UK, Ireland and Belfast over the next few months so keep an eye on our tour dates page.
We’re looking forward to seeing you. Enjoy our new EP!!!!
Cormac the singer guy
Tour News – The band have had a short rest after the Jan European tour, as ever they had a blast and were really chuffed to see so many of you at the shows, so a huge thanks to those of you who ventured out. This weekend sees the band flying off to play another show in Japan. The Answer will headline Club Quattro in Tokyo on Tuesday Feb 21st. The band can’t wait to catch up with all of you in Japan for a grand night of Rock n Roll. The March UK tour with The Union is selling really well, so don’t get caught out, get your tickets now.
Single News – The new single, ‘Nowhere Freeway’ is out on Monday 20th Feb. The b-sides are Battlecry, an unreleased song from the album sessions in El Paso and an acoustic version of the title track recorded at the bands studio in Northern Ireland. You can buy it here The single features a duet with Lynne Jackaman from Saint Jude if you haven’t seen the video or heard the track check out the video here . As ever please spread the word.
Other News – The Fan Rank competition comes to closes on Feb 29th, so there is still time to climb into the top 5 and win one of the super rare prizes. From next week there will be another competition running via our friends at Planet Rock, you can win a chance to meet both The Answer + The Union on the March tour, and there are free downloads from both bands so check that out at www.planetrock.com The band also have an on the road play list at Spotify. There will be live sessions coming very soon on XFM and Planet Rock, more news as we get it.
That’s it for now…Peace…db