The Nova Scotia-bred, Hamilton, ON-based combo of singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Chris Gormley – songwriters all – has won universal acclaim for both their dazzling live performances and wildly accessible songs. With two Gold albums, 17 Top-10 singles on Canadian rock radio and over 25 music industry awards and nominations The Trews have earned their place as one of Canada's most iconic rock bands.
The Trews' sixth full-length studio album, Civilianaires is their most fearless record yet with personal and political lyrics driven by a refreshing new sound. It features production credits from up and comer Derek Hoffman (The Elwins, Seaway) and the legendary Bob Rock. The Trews also worked alongside Max Kerman from Arkells, who co-wrote and co-produced their second single "Vintage Love," along with a co-write with Serena Ryder on the title track. "We're really proud of this new album, it took us the better part of a couple years to put it together and we definitely pushed it in some unexpected directions but in the end we feel it's one of our strongest records to date," says the band.
Viewed through the lens of our current political climate, the band describes lead single "The New US" as ".... a call-to-arms for us all to try and cut through the static, noise, clutter and B.S. of the insane times that we find ourselves living in and hopefully seek out a little truth for ourselves in the process...or at least give you something to head bang along to in frustration in the meantime."