Metal Hammer Speak To The Answer
Jerry Ewing speaks to The Answer’s Cormac Neeson about life on the road with AC/DC and their brand new album, Everyday Demons! Get tickets for The Answer!
The Answer’s Cormac Neeson has been telling Metal Hammer how delighted the band are to have snared the lucrative support slot for AC/DC’s European and UK tour. Coming on the back of the band supporting the rock giants in America, the timing is perfect for the Northern Ireland rockers, who have just released their second album Everyday Demons.
“We’ve certainly covered a lot of ground,” he smiles. “Living on a tour bus, our first tour bus, for three months was all very exciting. We managed to build up a good solid fan base over there which is great too. Because America is a weird and wonderful place. There’s many interesting people and places. It was all good.”
It’s certainly the kind of exposure that rarely crops up for young bands these days.
“All credit to AC/DC for making the call over any band that their record company might have suggested to them. It was refreshing that Malcolm, Angus, Brian and the boys can and do just say ‘No, we like this band, we want them on tour with us’. And of course I get to see them every night. I must have seen them 50 times now. The show never gets old.”
Equally The Answer’s swaggering blues rock went down a treat with sometimes notoriously difficult US AC/DC crowds.
“It’s all seated in America, which is kind of weird. Sometimes you feel like you’re on stage in a theatre rather than a rock’n’roll show. And you have to work pretty hard just at getting people moving. But every night we left with a standing ovation.”
And the icing on the cake is that the band have recently been signed up to support AC/DC as the Black Ice tour rolls through Europe and the UK, starting in May.
“We must be doing something right if we’re getting more work out of it. It’s amazing. We can’t wait to play the London and Dublin shows. It’s perfect timing with the album coming out. And the fact that AC/DC take a few days off between shows means we can stick in a few small headline shows of our own.”
Indeed the band recently launched Everyday Demons with a show at Camden’s sweaty Dingwalls club. A bit of a come down from the enormo-domes of America?
“We switch between the two quite easily. It was just great to get back into a club like Dingwalls. And it was crammed full of people who’ve been following us for a couple of years now. I thought there was a good vibe in the room. A good, dirty, sweaty rock’n’roll gig with plenty of beer being thrown around. And we’re looking forward to getting a few more under our belts.”
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