Homebrew, featuring original members John and Dave and now the talents of Dauntless Elites' guitarist Lee, are finally onto their second round since 1995 (not counting the numerous EP's, 7 inches and compilation shots). This album 'Last Orders' follows the first album, 'The Heart of Insurrection' by only 2 years, and that took 14 years to appear. But the wait was like waiting in line at your favourite bar... worth it in the end. Sing a long anthems fill this album, from the football chant style of 'Remote Control', cover of the brilliant Chaos UK's 'King For A Day', the kind-of protest song 'Fuck revolution... I Need A Drink' ("drown your ideals / you know you want it") and the snooker / Top Gear theme style 'Altered State'.
The gruff vocals, high pitched snare sound and fast skate punk guitars sway well with the strong straight to the point lyrics like those on shorter track 'Crash and Burn' ("Love and learn... Crash and burn"). A great album that will not give you a hangover... with catchy lyrics that will be great to sing back at a Homebrew gig (if you don't forget the lyrics with all that apple juice).