Wednesday, November 9, 2016
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: THE TREWS - TIME CAPSULE
The Trews are back on the road, starting a country-wide tour today in Victoria, B.C. No surprise there, of course, the band has lived on the road for the past 15 years. But it does mark the start of a new phase of sorts, with drummer Gavin Maguire joining permanently to replace original member Sean Dalton. That's all been wrapped up nicely with this new best-of set. Never a group to deny their fans, it features a whopping 20 cuts over 76 minutes, including four new ones.
The expected favourites are here, including Not Ready To Go and Tired Of Waiting, which date back to the group's debut House of Ill Fame from 2003, the big hit Hold Me In Your Arms from 2008's No Time For Later, Poor Ol' Broken Me, Power Of Positive Drinking and Hope and Ruin. Nicely, we can now get the charity single Highway Of Heroes on a full album, as it was previously only released as a digital and CD single, going gold in the process, with proceeds going to the Hero Fund..
The new songs, including the single Beautiful and Tragic, zip along with the same intensity the group has always presented, no shortage of energy and some honest-to-goodness rock excitement. Part two for The Trews looks to be well underway, with no worries for the future.