THE ANSWER Streaming New Album ‘Solas’ via Pop Matters

THE ANSWER have teamed up with Pop Matters for a full album stream of their new album Solas which will be released this Friday October 28th via Napalm Records.  Listen to the album in its entirety and check out an exclusive interview with guitarist Paul Mahon HERE.


Solas is available for pre-order HERE.


A decade into the band’s career, Solas marks a significant turning point for THE ANSWER as they turned inwards to their culture, musical heritage and deep-rooted sense of ‘Irishness’. The album is a hugely varied body of work encompassing elements of their Celtic background as well as their renowned trademark guitar attack.   Watch the music video for Solas HERE.

Opening with the dark hypnotic drum beat of the title track ‘Solas’, a brooding rock anthem that builds to a climactic release with an explosive and almost operatic choral finale, the album showcases the band’s love of Irish harmony; the combination of mandolins and Celtic choral arrangements suspend time on the harmonious ‘Thief Of Light’ while ‘In This Land’ summons an epic resolve and demonstrates an atmospheric turning point in the band’s sound.
Not turning their back on their blues-filled rock anthems, ‘Demon Driven Man’ is perfect rock’n’roll fare, but it is the epic ‘Battle Cry (Seo An La Mo Laoch Mo Ghra)’, a six-minute call to arms featuring elements of Celtic music, a Gaelic vocal chant, windswept rock and even thunderous Samba rhythms, which best epitomises the old and new of THE ANSWER.


Having gone back to their roots and rediscovered their inner selves Solas is an honest and brave album that panders to no label, to no media framework and to no rules. It is a record that bears the scars and soul of four talented men from Northern Ireland; sometimes troubled but seeking creative liberation.


Now firmly embarked upon a new journey with a roaring fire inside, THE ANSWER will be bringing the their fierce Irish rock’n’roll to the UK this November.


Tour Dates:
12.11.16 UK – Aberdeen / Lemon Tree
13.11.16 UK – Glasgow / Classic Grand
14.11.16 UK – Sheffield / Corporation
15.11.16 UK – Newcastle / Riverside
16.11.16 UK – Holmfirth / Picturedrome
18.11.16 UK – Doncaster / Diamond Live Lounge
19.11.16 UK – Birmingham / Academy 2
20.11.16 UK – Brighton / Concorde 2
22.11.16 UK – Norwich / Waterfront
23.11.16 UK – London / Electric Ballroom
25.11.16 NL – Utrecht / Tivoli
26.11.16 BL – Vosselaar / Biebob
28.11.16 CH – Pratteln / Z7
29.11.16 IT – Milan / Magazzini Generali
30.11.16 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
01.12.16 DE – Berlin / Musik & Frieden
03.12.16 DE – Hamburg / Knust
04.12.16 NL – Amsterdam / Paradiso Nord
05.12.16 DE – Bochum / Matrix
07.12.16 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
08.12.16 FR – Paris / Le Trabendo
10.12.16 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol
11.12.16 ES – Barcelona / La2 Apollo
13.12.16 FR – Toulon / Omega Live
14.12.16 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
16.12.16 IT – Treviso / New Age
17.12.16 IT – Grottammare (Ascoli Piceno) / Container
19.12.16 AT – Vienna / Szene
20.12.16 AT – Velden / Bluesiana
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