The Answer – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 06/03/2015


Hometown gigs, for any band – but especially those who have reached a certain international standing – are always a mixture of anticipation, excitement and nervousness for all concerned, for both the artist and their audience. Especially more so when the band in question is premiering new material – most of which has not beenHometown gigs, for any band – but especially those who have reached a certain international standing – are always a mixture of anticipation, excitement and nervousness for all concerned, for both the artist and their audience. Especially more so when the band in question is premiering new material – most of which has not been previously heard by the vast majority of those assembled to listen to it. For the former, it is the anticipation and excitement of playing in front of an audience among many are undoubtedly good friends, and even family, combined with the nervousness of how said new material will be received; for the latter, it is the anticipation of finding out what this new material sounds like and the nervousness of whether or not it’s going to live up to their expectations. For the four Norn Iron lads collectively known as The Answer, the main emotion on this, the first night of what promises to be another epic trek to all arts and parts in support of their excellent new ‘Raise A Little Hell’ offering (see review link below), seemed to be one of pure adrenalin-fuelled excitement, with frontman Cormac Neeson a pent-up ball of energy […]

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