“Whether turning their hand to Deep Purple-esque retro rock on ‘People Of The Deer’, the elegant Tom Petty pop of ‘I’ll Find Someone Who Will’ or the delightfully laid back ‘Dreaming Man’, there isn’t a flawed track. Indeed, it’s one of those rare albums where every song could easily become a hit single. It’s a rare feat for an album to be so consistently powerful. 9/10” Rich Wilson, Classic Rock Presents AOR, July 2011 issue.
“The Trews are one of Canada’s top rock draws, mixing no-nonsense hard rock with arena anthem appeal. Opener ‘Misery Loves Company’ is haunted by the spirit of Thin Lizzy, ‘People Of The Deer’ channels churning guitar and dual lead licks from the cusp of the 60’s and 70’s, and ‘Stay With Me’ is an obvious single down the line. The title track gives Kings Of Leon a run for their money, suggesting hope aplenty.” – Paul Cole, Birmingham Sunday Mercury, May 29th 2011.
“An LP full of well crafted rock and harder-edged pop songs with plenty of melodic hooks from this Canadian four-piece” – Paul Rigby, Hi-Fi World, August 2011 issue.
Consummate rockers The Trews, one of Canada’s top live acts, are set to fly in to the UK in October to play 3 special guest slots with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, one with Hawklords’, and to headline five gigs in their own right. Dates are:-
21st October London Shepherds Bush Empire (with Southside Johnny)
22nd October Birmingham HMV Institute
23rd October Leamington Spa Assembly (with Hawklords)
25th October Bristol Academy (with Southside Johnny)
26th October Bilston Robin 2 (with Southside Johnny)
27th October Leicester Musician
28th October Grimsby- Yardbirds Rock Club
30th October Kendal Bootleggers
31st October Glasgow Stereo
A brand new single, ‘The World I Know’, taken from the bands’ hugely acclaimed, just-released fourth studio album, ‘Hope And Ruin’, will be released on Bumstead Productions, via itunes etc on October 3rd. The video for the track can be seen below.
The Trews, who have already notched up 2 gold albums and 10 top 10 rock radio singles (two of them No.1 and one gold) in their native Canada, have already played over 800 live gigs worldwide, including support for the Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, Guns ‘N’ Roses, KISS, Ace Frehley, Nickelback and Status Quo. The Trews, a truly organic, intuitive, roots rock ensemble, comprise lead vocalist Colin MacDonald; his brother, guitarist John- Angus MacDonald; cousin, drummer Sean Dalton, and long-time friend, bassist Jack Syperek.