The Answer share their new release, “Rise”
The lovely folks at Jeff Robinson have alerted me to the upcoming release from Irish act, The Answer. The rock four-piece are delivering their newest record, the Rise 2012 EP next month.
Rise starts off with a melodic, yet strong feel, accompanied by strings and excellent vocals, later thrashing into a solid rock track whilst keeping the powerful energy that the band has so carefully crafted. It’s something very different to their usual, and it works very well. The acoustic version sounds equally as good, too. This song is the kind that you could end a set on, the kind that would have the crowd roaring and singing along and feeling captivated along. It’s actually, excellent.
Lost, the second song on the EP, is more of the stuff we are used to from the act. It’s a gritty, edgy rock’n’roll ride that is impossible to stay still listening to. It is consistently punchy and engaging, topped with a serious guitar solo that would take you back to the early days of some of the biggest rock acts of the last 50 years. The Answer have, again, hit the nail on the head with this one.
The band are only after gigging at The Ulster Hall as part of the celebrations for its 150 year history, an event filmed by the BBC in a documentary about the legendary venue. The ‘Great Northern Songbook – 150 Years Of The Ulster Hall’ concert brought together Northern Ireland’s top musical talent. These acts played alongside The Ulster Orchestra to perform ten of the local’s favourite tracks, decided by a public vote. I’d say it was a belter of a night.
The four-track Rise EP is released on July 5th (the same day as their release party- tickets available), and you can catch The Answer performing across Europe this summer, and as special guest support to Wolfmother in Italy.
Rise – Tracklist – Pre-order here
- Rise (Radio Edit)
- Lost (2012 Mix)
- Rise (Full Version)
- Rise (Acoustic / Orchestral version)
Unfortunately, I am not allowed to post the track, and it’s not up for embedding (strange, I know), so I can only share with you their earlier track ‘Nowhere Freeway’ featuring Lynne Jackaman. You’ll get the idea.