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A celebration of what makes gutsy, ballsy, bluesy hard rockin’ music so irresistible.

A while ago I suggested that on their fourth studio album ‘The Third Floor’, The Brew cooked up “a classy collection of cracking good time rock that will have you reaching for the air guitar, kicking out the jams and singing into the mirror like a good un’”. Now if that is true for this Grimsby trio’s studio output (and it is), then multiply it by about a thousand for their on stage performances, with ‘Live In Europe’ being a celebration of what makes gutsy, ballsy, bluesy hard rockin’ music so irresistible. The riffs bulge and burn, the drums and cymbals crash and wallop, while the bass thrums and hums with an intensity only matched by the energy of the performances. 

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Now either this trio need a reminder of where home is, or there are another group of minstrels treading the boards as The Brew, resulting in a slight name alteration to The Brew UK. Whoever that other act are, I find it hard to believe they deserve the name more than an outfit capable of this CD, but who cares what they’re called when the songs are this authentic and infectious. Tracks from ‘The Third Floor’ such as the mighty ‘Imogen Molly’, soaring ‘Sirens Of War’ and classy ‘Crimson Crystal Raindrops’ take on new life through the sheer ferocity and enthusiasm with which guitarist/singer Jason Barwick, bassist Tim Smith and drummer, and Tim’s son, Kurtis attack every note and beat. Not that the original versions were tame, far from it, but there’s simply no denying that if you want to experience The Brew UK at their most viciously effective, then in concert is the way to do it. For a relative newcomer like myself, having the opportunity to delve into The Brew UK’s back catalogue has also been a welcome exercise, with ‘Every Gig Has A Neighbour’, ‘KAM’ and show closer ‘A Million Dead Stars’, proving the band’s third album must also be a winner, while ‘Postcode Hero’ from 2008’s ‘The Joker’ suggests my wallet is definitely in for further abuse! Although the great on the night, but boring on CD, a seven minute drum solo is the type of thing the skip button was invented for...

Barwick really is a mighty guitarist, reminding of Hendrix, Page and Clapton, while also infusing a more modern edge into his playing, resulting in this triumvirate being no copy-cats. Add to that the assured, unfussy bass work and blistering drumming from the father and son team and The Brew UK are a real force to be reckoned with. Something that ‘Live In Europe’ demonstrates to the maximum. Live records used to be pivotal releases for a band, if there’s any justice, The Brew UK will prove that with this album they can be again!

Steven Reid

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