The Answer | Sundowners

Golden Robot Records

Northern Irish rockers The Answer make a long-awaited return with a brand-new studio album scheduled for release on St Patrick’s Day. “Sundowners” has been produced and mixed by British rock producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow). Their debut album “Rise” received critical acclaim back in 2006, and they went on to support bands such as The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and a two year slot on AC/DC’s 2008 Black Ice tour. Expectations were high for this record, and “Sundowners” does not disappoint. Blending elements of Led Zeppelin, Free, Rival Sons, Black Crowes and AC/DC together, this is hard, bluesy rock record with plenty of groove. Highlights include the title track, “Oh Cherry”,  and “All Together” – the latter track’s title seems particularly apt as it was the first time the band were together in a studio again since 2015. Time has not been unkind, and lead singer Cormac Neeson’s voice still packs a powerful punch.

4/6 | Anne-Marie Forker

Release date: 17 March 2023