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THE ANSWER ... the Northern Irish rockers have a date in Newcastle and will make an in-store appearance to promote their new album.
THE ANSWER ... the Northern Irish rockers have a date in Newcastle and will make an in-store appearance to promote their new album.
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A NORTHERN Irish rock band who have supported legends like The Who and the Rolling Stones are heading for a double date in Newcastle.

The Answer, who came blazing out of County Down with their debut Rise nine years ago, are back with a fifth album, Raise A Little Hell.

Featuring larger-than-life riffs, unforgettable melodies and a return to their raw, bluesy roots, it promises to be a collection of hard-hitting anthems that point to the spirit of AC/DC and Thin Lizzy.

As well as The Who and the Stones, The Answer have opened for AC/DC, Whitesnake and Aerosmith, so it’s clear what sort of audience they appeal to.

Their celebrity fans include Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

Released on Napalm Records next Monday, their new album was recorded in Madrid with Spanish producer Guillermo ‘Will’ Maya and mixed by Chris Sheldon, whose CV includes working with Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro and Garbage.

Cormac Leeson from the band said: “This is a special record that reflects a return to the hard-ass blues rock ‘n’ roll we hold so dear.

“This album truly showcases who we are, and the best of The Answer in full flow. We can’t wait for you all to hear it!”

The album is accompanied by a tour which starts in Belfast on Friday, and calls at the Riverside in Newcastle on Saturday, March 14.

Tickets for the gig are £15, plus the usual booking fees if you’re buying online, or you could cut out the middle man and buy them direct from the venue on 230 1813.

This album truly showcases who we are, and the best of The Answer in full flow. We can’t wait for you all to hear it!

Cormac Leeson

On the afternoon of the gig, The Answer will also be doing an in-store appearance at Reflex record shop in Nun Street, Newcastle.

Exact timings have yet to be confirmed – check the store’s Facebook page or Twitter account @REFLEX_CD_VINYL for details.