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Albums Of The Week: The Answer | Sundowners

After seven years away, the Irish rockers finally return to active duty — and take up where they left off with a bluesy, bruising set that more than makes up for lost time.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “After a seven-year hiatus, Northern Irish rockers The Answer are set to make a spectacular and long-awaited return with their seventh studio album Sundowners — arriving on St. Patrick’s Day, of course.

Sundowners was produced and mixed by rising British rock producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow) and was recorded at Middlefarm studios in Devon — the first time the band had been together in a studio since 2015.

Says lead singer Cormac Neeson: “We’ve been through a lot as a band — toured the world, made six great records we’re all proud of, and always done our best to make honest and timeless music that connects with rock and music fans in general. After six albums and a lot of road miles, we felt we needed to step back from it all and reset. Whilst that wasn’t an easy decision, with retrospect it’s possibly the best decision we’ve ever made because after seven years away, we all came back fired up and the end result is an album we’ve been waiting to make our whole lives — full of good time rock ’n’ roll and positive energy created by four brothers who quite frankly just really missed each other. We’re back and we’re ready to bring our best album ever to you!”