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Manchester art-rock quartet The Answering Machine return with the first material from their forthcoming second album, Lifeline due out in early 2011, and a new five-date UK tour.
'Animals' is the first taster. Older and wiser, but losing none of their insatiable desire for a hook and a melody,
The Answering Machine describe ‘Another City, Another Sorry’ as the finest recap of their teenage years condensed into one thrilling pop record, whilst 'Lifeline' is the sound of a band maturing quickly.
Recorded and produced alone with old analogue equipment found in a skip outside their city rehearsal studios, that same space inadvertently became a makeshift recording studio (sandwiched between noisy dance rehearsals and a shabby metal band), where the band toiled and reinvented their new songs of isolation and optimism.
The Answering Machine are: Martin Colclough (vocals/guitar), Pat Fogarty (vocals/guitar), Gemma Evans (vocals/bass) and Ben Perry (vocals/drums)
22nd October @ The Soundhouse, October
26th October @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester
27th October @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
28th October @ King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
29th October @ Café Drummonds, Aberdeen