Coming hot on the heels of their latest digital track, The Answer continue their full-frontal comeback assault with the release of a second full media single ‘Livin’ On The Line’. The new single will pre-empt their highly anticipated new album, “Sundowners,” the first in seven years, due to be released on St. Patrick’s Day March 17th, 2023.
‘Livin’ On The Line’, produced and mixed by rising British rock producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow) is a thumping foot stomper of a track and is accompanied by a video, shot in Paris, directed by Jonny Finnis from JF Films.
Says Neeson, “We had a blast recording and making the video for this ‘Livin’ On The Line.’ The song harks back to our days on the road when everything we was an incessant dash from show to show, market to market all living on the edge, fuelled by alcohol and rock ‘n’ roll! The song is about getting through one of those days when you know that just making it out the other side in once piece is achievement enough. It’s been great to make a fresh return after seven years and we’ve got that hunger and desire back to get out in front of our fans with what we think is some of our best music ever!”
Pre order “Sundowners” HERE.
The album will be released by Golden Robot Records and by licensee 7Hz Productions (ADA) in the UK & Europe with limited edition vinyl to be accompany the release.
Undeniably, The Answer have achieved a great deal in their career to be proud of.
Emerging into the rock world spotlight 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 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, long time uber fan and 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; a record which, in the words of Alexander-Erber will be The Answer’s “greatest balls out straight ahead rock album ever’, eclipsing the debut of Rise for power, songs and sheer attitude. To say I am excited is an understatement, for me it’s a life-long ambition and privilege to work with these guys”
With over 300,000 catalogue album sales under their belt and considered one of the forebearers of what is now colloquially known as the New Wave of Classic Rock, The Answer are thrilled to release “Blood Brother,” a track they feel represents a truly powerful comeback after a long time away from the scene.