@reubent Good tip on the Trews. I'm giving them a listen now and like what I'm hearing.
@uberwaltz, I get some of the Struts energy in the Trews. (I'm a big Struts fan, seen them once, will see them twice in May). But the Trews don't seem as catchy or as polished....which are not bad things. Some of the Struts hooks are a bit recycled. The Trews sound to me a little more real and rough around the edges in a good way.
Definitely more (North) American and on this Hope and Ruin album I'm hearing maybe a little Son Volt influence?