In a March '16 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, The Struts were featured in the Artist To Watch section.
Being touted by a once cutting edge, but now old school publication, fit a group with a retro Classic Rock sound.
The Struts debut album "Everybody Wants" had been out for a while in their native England and now was about to be released in the U.S.
Influenced by Queen, the Rolling Stones, Def Leppard, Oasis, and The Libertines, The Struts formed in Derby, Derbyshire and were once described as "having a chance to spark a real Rock revival with their hooky Glam sound, which manages to pay tribute to the classics, while remaining impeccably modern." Neat Trick.
In '09, singer/songwriter Luke Spiller met guitarist/songwriter Adam Slack and they chose the name The Struts based on an offhand comment.
"I was just moving around and somebody was like, 'you strut around a lot.' From then on, we knew we had a great name," stated Spiller.
Some high profile gigs, opening for the Rolling Stones in Paris and playing the Isle of Wright Festival, built a following.
After the U.K. release of "Everybody Wants" The Struts signed with Interscope/Polydor. They relocated to L.A. and issued the "Have You Heard" EP, their first U.S. release.
The Struts U.S. tour rode the success of "Could Have Been Me," which landed in the Top 20 on the U.S. Alternative and Active Rock Charts.
2014 Everybody Wants
2014 Kiss This
2015 Have You Heard