Trews House of Ill Fame

Trews House of Ill Fame
Starting off life in Antigonish, Nova Scotia as Trouser, the Trews now make Niagara Falls their home and after winning a local radio station’s Rock Search contest, they’'ve gone from strength to strength. The band sound remarkably mature and polished on their full-length debut, House of Ill Fame, with a handful of songs that share a similar spirit to those on the Tragically Hip’'s debut. Much of this can be attributed to the production of Big Sugar’'s Gordie Johnson who can’t help but make the guitars sound a lot bigger than they really are. And that’'s a good thing because it gives them their own identity and those driving guitars keep every song moving along at breakneck speed. It is refreshing to find a young band who don’t want to sound like Nickelback or the current flavour of the month. Instead, the Trews have a unique sound that will inevitably find a wider audience after they finish their first couple of campus tours and get their video onto MuchMusic. (Sony)