The Struts will release their debut album, the brilliant, swaggering "Everybody Wants" on 28th July.
A quintessentially English proposition, The Struts are a band who proudly stand apart from the crowd and steadfastly refuse to chase the latest trends and fads, The Struts aren't afraid to plough their own furrow and have the tunes to back it up. They've built their loyal fan base through fanatical word of mouth, blistering live shows and monstrous hooks that steadfastly refuse to leave your brain. The result is high octane, heavy, soulful rock n roll that delivers on every level. Flamboyant and hard-partying, with dashes of wit, this is entertainment.
A combination of much-missed old-fashioned showmanship, stadium sized tunes and dazzling musicianship, The Struts are here to inject a rich shot of colour into UK guitar music's currently grey landscape.
This is not to say they are a purely retro proposition. Any band that can take on "Royals" by Lorde and deliver a brilliant recalibrated version like The Struts deserves much closer inspection.
Frontman Luke Spiller is an old-fashioned, force-of-nature leader. His unstoppable self-belief and confidence bring to mind some of the great frontmen of rock n roll's past. Recently he appeared on the latest album by the legendary Mike Oldfield, handpicked by the man himself.
The Struts have a string of live dates in place throughout the summer, including festival slots at Isle Of Wight, British Summer Time (with Black Sabbath) and Secret Garden Party. Full details below.
The Struts are:
Luke Spiller - Lead Vocals
Adam Slack - Guitar and Vocals
Jed Elliott - Bass and Vocals
Gethin Davies - Drums
1. Roll Up
2. Could Have Been Me
3. Kiss This
4. Put Your Money On Me
5. She Makes Me Feel
6. My Machine
7. You & I
8. Dirty Sexy Money
9. Let's Make This Happen Tonight
10. Black Swan
11. Where Did She Go
May 22nd Hare & Hound, Birmingham
May 23rd Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
May 24th Clarendon, Hartlepool
May 28th The Zephyr, Leamington Spa
May 29th The Harley, Sheffield
May 30th John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
May 31st Camden Rocks Festival, London
June 1st Arts Centre, Norwich
June 2nd Cluny 2, Newcastle
June 3rd The Cavern, Liverpool
June 4th The Ferret, Preston
June 5th Tobacco House, Exeter
June 6th Tikki Bar, Plymouth
Jun 7th Sportbeat Festival, Gloucester
Jun 14th Isle Of Wight Festival
Jun 16th Miss England Rocks, Torquay
Jun 17th Borderline, London
Jul 4th British Summer Time w/ Black Sabbath
Jul 11th 101 Sun Festival, Spain
Jul 12th Chalons en Champagne Place Foch, France
Jul 25th Redfest, Surrey
Jul 26th Secret Garden Party
Aug 9th Strawberry Fields Festival, Leicester
Aug 24th Victorius, Portsmouth