A sad, sad day this way comes. It may be Friday and you're getting excited for some post work beers but hold a moments silence for Leeds label Brew Records. Sadly they have decided to call it a day after 6 years and 27 releases. Some of which have been my favourites in recent years and turned me onto some of my now favourite bands.
Currently home to Kong, Humanfly, Blacklisters, Castrovalva and Nine Black Alps, Brew had also previously released records by Hawk Eyes, These Monsters, Shield Your Eyes and That Fucking Tank they'll be closing their doors. Check out their statement below along with a nice playlist to commemorate the occasion and all the hard work they've put in.
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 fulfil orders.
To celebrate/commiserate we are currently running a big sale on our store where every CD/vinyl/shirt/poster (except the new Humanfly album) is now reduced in price. For the next 2 weeks all our releases are set to 'pay what you like' on bandcamp too (except the new Humanfly album) so feel free to explore our back catalog and if you feel like paying some money we won't complain.