Having conquered their native country of Canada with two Gold albums and six Top 10 singles, The Trews are ready to take on the U.S, Japan, Europe and the UK with the release of 'Den of Thieves'. Since the release of their 2003 debut, House of Ill Fame, The Trews have become one of Canada’s most recognized rock bands.
Den Of Thieves was recorded with Grammy award-winning producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, The New York Dolls). Douglas encouraged a conscious effort to present many musical influences on their sophomore album. The songs that comprise Den of Thieves include an eclectic mix of their trademark heavy hitting rock sound mixed with melodic undertones evidenced by the use of horns, strings, harmonica and even banjo. So far, the critics are eating it up.
Released last summer in Canada, Den of Thieves has earned rave reviews from such esteemed critics as Dexter Haven of Access Magazine who wrote; "It's not like The Trews invented Rock N' Roll, but I'll be damned if Den Of Thieves almost makes me think they did."
The Trews’ technical proficiency and raw devotion are not limited to their album. Heralded as “One of the hottest live bands in Canada”, The Trews are no strangers to the stage, having performed with such superstar performers as Evanescence, Nickelback, Robert Plant and The Rolling Stones.
“Performing 400 plus shows over the past two and a half years has made us a pretty tight and connected group,” said guitarist and vocalist John-Angus MacDonald. “Playing that many shows is hard work but it pays off, we’ve emerged as a stronger band, both as friends and musicians.”
The Trews recently received nominations from the Canadian Independent Music Awards in the category of Favourite Rock Artist/Group or Duo 0f The Year, an East Coast Music nomination in the category of Entertainer of the Year Award and are currently in the running for ARTIST OF THE YEAR at SPIN.com.
Additionally, Den Of Thieves was just released in Japan on TKO Records, Europe gets a dose of Den Of Thieves on March 13, 2007 on AFM Records (via Soulfood Distribution) and the UK immediately follows on March 16, 2007 on AFM Records (via Cadiz/Pinnacle Distribution).
The Japanese & European version of Den Of Thieves will include, Takes Me A While, a previously unreleased song. The Japanese release will also include an alternate version of the hit single, Tired Of Waiting. The European release will also contain fan favourite Den Of Thieves, which you can download for FREE from the band's official website.