It’s a sad day. UK independent record label Brew Records has announced that they are closing their doors after 6 years of service. The label has been a home to some of the noisiest and loudest bands in the UK including Hawk Eyes, Blacklisters and Nine Black Alps and released over 25 releases during their lifetime. As their parting piece, the label have made all of their releases (barring the latest Humanfly release) available digitally as pay what you want through their bandcamp and have reduced the prices on physical releases, giving you the chance to check out some really great music and hopefully throw their cash their way too. Check it out here, I would highly recommend Blacklisters BLKLSTRS, Hawk Eyes Mindhammers and Humanfly‘s Darker Later, but honestly you really can’t go wrong here.
On their farewell post, the label stated:
“We’ve had the pleasure of releasing some incredible records over the years and have been fortunate to work with so many amazing people. We’d like to thank everyone that has ever supported us, bought a record or a t-shirt and spread our music in general. Humanfly’s ‘Awesome Science’ is our final release and we couldn’t think of a better record to go out on which sums up what we love about physical records both musically and aesthetically. The label will still remain active for a while as we wind things down and continue to take and fulfill orders.”
It’s a shame to see such a hard working group call it a day, but they’re at least going out on a high note with Awesome Science. So thanks to Brew for all they’ve done, they should most definitely be proud of what they achieved.