When I first saw the track names on my download of the new album by English rockers The Brew I thought something was a bit amiss! Then it clicked! The album is called “Control” and the tracks have titles like “Eject”, “Mute”, “Pause”, “Fast Forward” etc!! I get it…that’s clever! Thankfully it’s not just a smart gimmick though. “Control” is a great rock n roll album and “Repeat” (the title track of the first single from the album) was definitely the button being selected after my first listen! There wasn’t a track called “Crank Up The Volume” but that was the reaction that was demanded!





The Brew have been around since 2004, releasing four previous studio albums and a live album in 2012. They’ve toured with the likes of ZZ Top, Ozzy Osbourne and Chickenfoot and won their fair share of awards. The new album was produced by Toby Jepson and is released through Jazzhaus Record on 20th February.


The Brew are Jason Barwick on vocals / guitar, Tim Smith on bass and Kurt Smith on drums and percussion.

Included on their upcoming tour dates is a gig in The Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill on Saturday 10th May.

Find out more at http://www.the-brew.net/ or https://www.facebook.com/thebrewofficial


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