Citing influences the likes of The Smiths, Thin Lizzy and NYC punk rock, this Dublin, Ireland trio came together in the mid-nineties to form their own unique blend of rock, garage and blues. With dirty, classic amplification and a well-established name via gigging in Dublin’s seedy underground of sweat and booze-soaked pubs, The Minutes have honed their show and sound on small stages in front of truly intimate and interactive hometown crowds.

The Answer are a hard rock and blues-rock band from Newcastle and Downpatrick, County Down in northern Ireland. They have achieved success with their debut album Rise selling in excess of 30,000 copies in the UK and Europe, 10,000 on day one alone. Check out this free download of their wailing song “Demon Eyes” and be sure to share it and spread the good word!