Titled ‘Revival’ and produced by the Grammy-nominated Chris ‘Frenchie’ Smith, with mixing handled by Chris Sheldon, this is the third studio album released by the Downpatrick quartet since first coming together a decade ago.
The initial run of the album will be a limited edition deluxe format with 24-page booklet & band sleeve-notes, plus an 11-track second disc containing previously unreleased studio, acoustic, demo & cover material.The first single / video from the album will be ‘Vida (I Want You)’ b/w ‘Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget’ (live acoustic), set for release through Spinefarm on September 5th.
The album also contains a duet, “Nowhere Freeway”, which sees Cormac pairing up with rock’n’soul vocalist and SAINT JUDE front woman Lynne Jackaman for an impressive vocal display.
To coincide with this new single & album, The Answer have announced their first UK tour since December 2009; the ‘Revival’ tour, first leg, runs from September 30th to October 28th and includes 20 headline dates overall.
THE ANSWER UK TOUR:
September 30th – Limerick, Dolan’s
1st – Dublin, Whelan’s
2nd – Galway, Roisin Dubh
3rd – Cork, Cyprus Avenue
5th – Ballymena, Diamond Rock Club
7th – Derry, Nerve Centre
8th – Warrenpoint, Hideout
10th – Leicester,Academy
11th – Exeter, Cavern
13th – Bristol, Thekla
14th – Ebbw Vale, Steelhouse
15th – Sheffield, Academy
17th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
19th – Birmingham, Academy
20th – York, The Duchess
21st – Glasgow, King Tut’s
22nd – Aberdeen, Tunnels
24th – Manchester, Academy III
25th – Norwich, Waterfront
27th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
28th – London, Garage
THE ANSWER NEW ALBUM ‘REVIVAL’ OUT OCTOBER 3rd 2011 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS AS DELUXE LTD. EDITION WITH 11-TRACK SECOND DISC: NEW SINGLE / VIDEO, ‘VIDA (I WANT YOU)’, SET FOR SEPTEMBER 5th.