The Trews are a band that followed me on Twitter so I went to have a look at them on Twitter. From Twitter I went to their YouTube page, then to MySpace and finally to their official site. When I checked them out, I was impressed.
Their Twitter feed wasn't exactly enthralling but it did take me to the video for their new single: I Can't Stop Laughing. Enjoyably noisy guitars from the brothers MacDonald and Colin MacDonald, the vocalist, has a suitably gruff edge to his voice that sounds great. The drummer was good too (although I'm not sure about the hat). In fact, the band are all good. They work well together and seem to be thoroughly enjoying themselves in this video. I must admit a slight bias to bands that look like they enjoy what they do - much better than bands that take themselves too seriously. As long as the music is seriously good, I'd rather watch a band having fun. Anyway, here's the video:
I especially like the comedy piper and the character drunk tapping the girl on the arm. :-)
Since I liked the video, I found my way to The Trews website where there are two tracks available for download.
The first track for download is Long Way From Freedom which is a track that didn't quite make it onto their new album. It's good though not outstanding, but I gave it three stars on my iPod making it as good as many tracks that have made it onto albums! I hope it's an indication of the quality of the album if this one wasn't good enough to make the cut!
The second track that can be downloaded from their site is Montebello Park from their Den of Thieves album - and it's a belter. I've already given it a good few plays and I think it's the kind of track I'll grow to like even more as I become more familiar with it.
Apparently they are fairly well known in their native Canada but I hope they make a big impact here in the UK too. I will definitely keep an eye on them.
My only problem is the dodgy graphic on the Twitter page and their new album!