The Answer set to return in 2013 – New Album and Tour

The AnswerKeeping the beacon of Irish rock music well and truly alight, The Answer have consistently delivered commercial, and critically acclaimed albums. The band have also spent the last eight years touring the world and proving themselves to be an incendiary live act – spending almost two years as main support to AC/DC and playing to over 2 million people, performing festivals across the globe and also supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Whitesnake and Wolfmother as well as countless headline tours.

Since releasing their third studio album in late 2011, the band instigated a major shake up in their circumstances and with new management, live booking agents and record label on board, late 2012 saw them enter the studio with ex Little Angels vocalist Toby Jepson at the production helm.

The new record, “New Horizon” will be their fourth studio album and with mixes from rock icon Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica), the new album will be released on September 30th 2013 through label Napalm Records GmbH. The band were also honoured and privileged that the late Storm Thorgerson and his team saw fit to design the artwork for the new album and Storm was working on final ideas for the album cover just before his sad passing.

The Downpatrick quartet consists of Cormac Neeson (vocals), Paul Mahon (guitar), Micky Waters (bass) and James Heatley (drums).

Cormac Neeson: “We’re back and we’re back in a big way. Our love for rock ‘n’ roll is still as fresh as a skinny dip in the Lagan (that’s the big river that runs through Belfast!) and we really believe that this is by far and away our best album to date. We can’t wait to get out and play it live!

The band are set to play their first headline dates since March 2012, undertaking a full 40 date European tour through October and November 2013.

Confirmed 2013 dates are as follows:

  • Fri 11th Oct – Limelight 2, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Sat 12th Oct – Whelans, Dublin, EIRE
  • Thurs 17th Oct – Academy 3, Manchester, UK
  • Fri 18th Oct – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
  • Sat 19th Oct – Cockpit, Leeds, UK
  • Sun 20th Oct – Corporation, Sheffield, UK
  • Tues 22nd Oct – The Garage, Glasgow, UK
  • Wed 23rd Oct – O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
  • Thurs 24th Oct – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
  • Fri 25th Oct – Electric Ballroom, London, UK
  • Sat 26th Oct – The Thekla, Bristol, UK
  • Sun 27th Oct – Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
  • UK shows are priced £16 London and £14 elsewhere (subject to booking fee). Tickets are available from local box offices and usual outlets – / / Tickets go on general sale 9am GMT on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 Support from very special guests to be announced.



    Vajra Signs Licensing Deal with Viacom Media Networks

    gI_88207_The Bowery Ballroom 3-24-12NYC band, Vajra, signed a massive licensing deal with Viacom Media Networks, giving the Network permission to play their music on MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, Spike TV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land and more.
    In their first year, this NYC-based east Indian/rock fused band, has been lapping one success after another. The band already signed licensing deals with The Discovery Network, Showtime and Bravo and Virgin America selected one of their songs, “Erode The Will” for their In-Flight Entertainment Series. The Viacom deal comes right before the band heads down to SXSW to play 4 shows.
    Vajra recently released their debut album, ‘Pleroma’, which is available on Itunes, Bandcamp and in CD format at various retailers. Not surprisingly, the album already has been generating major buzz from magazines and music blogs in the US, Spain, Germany, the UK, Norway, Japan, and around the world.
    For more information about Vajra, and their music, you can go to their Facebook

    The Captain SIB Show Episode 12 – TEA with Murdoch pie…

    Welcome friends to another hour of fine independent music, brought to you in Captain SIB’s unique medicated fashion.
    With the world entering another period of disarray, we reflect on the weeks conversation points. Though these reflections may only last a second, our case study has reported that, indeed, all is a bit woobly.


    Confused? then good. Rocking with us this week are some fine acts. Listen out for the greatly talented singer/songwriter Joy Valencia. Also 2 songs this week from a fantastic band called The Gallery.

    In this episode you will hear…

  • Aperture The Masochist
  • Girl Meets Boy Lie to Me
  • The Gallery Ballroom of Broken Hearts
  • The Gallery Who’s in the Right
  • Frame and Canvas Butterscotch
  • Joy Valencia Don’t Wake the Lion
  • Maria Kanellis Alice in Wonderland
  • Firebug Season for Change
  • Tunnelmental Experimental Assembly Killing Time
  • The Girobabies Nightmare
  • Orange Goblin Hounds Ditch

  • *DISCLAIMER:All music is provided by the artists or labels. Captain SIB hold all rights to the creative efforts of this podcast. License and approval comes from the labels and artists, Captain SIB do occasionally enjoy some burnt toast with peanut butter, tea is also important. Any donations that you wish to make can be sent to us in the form of a shoe.
    UNDER THE PROTECTION ACT OF 1957 one does not attempt to be reduced into a fine liquid and consumed, but from time to time Captain SIB is best consumed under the influence of medication.