Topic: The Answer
Has anybody else picked up this album? It's entitled 'Rise', and truly it's one of the best albums of the year if you're into heavy rock with an early '70's British influence. Very bluesy at times, with a vocalist who's very reminiscent of Plant and Marriot of Humble Pie. Possibly the best band to come out of Ireland since Thin Lizzy and Rory Gallagher .
The Answer are four lads hailing from Downpatrick in Northern Ireland.
Raised on a heady diet of Led Zeppelin, Free, The Who and The Black Crowes, The Answers contemporary take of bluesy, riff heavy hard rock is starting to turn heads. The band spent last year touring with Alterbridge, The Darkness, Deep Purple, Sound Explosion and The Tokyo Dragons and making their debut album. At a recent London gig none other than Jimmy Page stood and watched their set from side of stage and theyve already played at a Phil Lynott memorial benefit gig in Dublin as Lynotts mother is a big fan. So big in fact that she allowed Waters to be the first since Lynotts death to open his bass case and play the revered black iconic bass axe! Its the same black bass that appears in the video to Keep Believin.
So the album was released in Europe on June 26th, called 'RISE'. It was recorded at Monnow Valley in Wales, Albert Studios in London and at the legendary Olympic Studios in Barnes. The band will be touring non stop for the rest of this year.