Leeds based label Brew is set to close after six years of service.
Leeds' thriving punk, metal and post-hardcore scenes are reliant on a certain degree of community. The area is a hive of bands, promoters, sound engineers and fanzine writers, all propelled forward by a sense of kinship.
Which is why it's sad to see Brew go. Founded in 2003, the label has enjoyed rude musical health, helping to release material from the likes of Nine Black Alps, Kong, Shield Your Eyes, That Fucking Tank and more.
Deciding to close, Brew have issued a final statement: "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."
Finally... the Brew team have prepared a playlist containing ten of their best releases. Stream it below:
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