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The Answer - "Gone Too Long" (video) (premiere)

The Northern Irish rockers return with a laid-back single from their fifth album.

Northern Irish hard rockers the Answer have put together a nice career after appearing almost a decade ago, cultivating a solid fanbase through heavy touring and some good, consistent albums. Their fifth album Raise a Little Hell came out this past March, and they’ve just completed a video for “Gone Too Long”, which we’re premiering here at PopMatters. A departure from the usual heavy blues-driven fare the Answer have become well known for, the band goes for something a little more understated on the acoustic-backed tune, which is sold well yet again by Cormac Neeson, who belts out those vocals in soulful, Glenn Hughes fashion.

“We decided to go for a minimal black and white treatment shooting in the old Empire venue in Belfast,” Neeson says. “Darren Lee from Maverick Renegade Productions directed and edited the video - he always comes up trumps!”

Be sure to catch the Answer on tour this summer:

July 09 St Louis MO @ ORH Headline show

July 10 Kansas City MO @ Daveys Headline show

July 11 St Paul MN @ Myth (w/ Whitesnake)

July 12 Chicago, IL @ Reggies (w/ Whitesnake)

July 14 Clear Lake IA @ Surf Ballroom (w/ Whitesnake)

July 16 OshKosh WI @ Rock USA Festival

July 17 Geneva IL @ Geneva Music Pk (w/ Whitesnake)

July 18 Merrillville IN @ Star Plaza (w/ Whitesnake)

July 20 Greensburg PN @ Palace Theatre (w/ Whitesnake)

July 21 Washington DC @ DC9 Headline show

July 22 New York @ Knitting Factory Headline show

July 24 Green Bay WI @ Burning Cow Festival


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