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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

205 Ratings

Classic Rock in 2016

mdewater,

It's really a miracle these guys exist today. If their first album is anything to go by, these guys will be around for a long time and be ranked among the best classic rock out there. The comparisons to Freddie Mercury aren't far off.

Oh Young Star, you're famous.

queenfan1986,

If you have been a fan of The Struts for a while already, you might already know most of the songs on the album, which have all been remixed and revamped. And they are better than ever. But the five new songs released exclusively for this U.S debut album are exactly what you would expect from The Struts: pure glamour and unapologetic rock 'n' roll. This band consistently shows that they are going places. I'm going to let the music do the talking, so just do yourself a favor and get a copy, because I honestly don't think you'll be disappointed.

About The Struts

Akin to the Darkness in their unabashedly over the top, retro-fetishist, classic rock style, English rockers the Struts burst onto an unsuspecting public with big dreams and loud mouths to match. The band was the brainchild of singer Luke Spiller, the child of strict Christian parents, who had dreamed of being a showman ever since becoming obsessed with Michael Jackson at the age of seven. With his sexualized swagger, powerful voice, and outrageous pronouncements like "I was born to do this, and I'll die doing it," Spiller came off like a cross between Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Robert Plant. The band's music was a similar blend of '60s and '70s tropes, with big, singalong choruses that earned their videos hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits and won them a deal with Mercury Records.

Born and raised in Bristol before moving with his parents to Devon, Spiller practiced his moves for years in his bedroom before deciding the time was right to form a band. He recruited guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies, and they all lived and rehearsed together in Derby for two years, steadily building a reputation through solid gigging. Eventually, the band got the attention of Mercury, who signed them. Their career was boosted when Spiller was recruited by Mike Oldfield to do all the vocals for his 2014 album Man on the Rocks; they were then invited to support Black Sabbath at their massive Hyde Park gig, winning over a hostile crowd. Their debut album, Everybody Wants, was released in July 2014, peaking at number 52 on the U.K. albums chart. The following year saw the release of the EP Have You Heard. ~ John D. Buchanan

  • ORIGIN
    Derby, England
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • FORMED
    2012

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