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New Music From The Struts – “One Night Only”

Photo credit: Catie Laffoon

Acclaimed UK rock band The Struts release “One Night Only”, the new single out on Polydor/Interscope Records. “One Night Only” is the first piece of music to be revealed from the band’s forthcoming album—the highly anticipated follow up to their 2016 debut Everybody Wants.

Of the track, lead vocalist Luke Spiller says, “This song is mainly about the relationship between a performer and his/her audience. After touring throughout the United States, we’ve developed a strong relationship with our audience and started to feel more responsibility to them—mainly to give a great show every night. The song has many theatrical moments, making the arrangement one of the most ambitious songs we’ve done. It’s definitely over the top and larger than life, but after experiencing our audience and how they react to our music, I think it’s even more fitting.”

The band has been touring nonstop since forming including worldwide headlining shows, prestigious festival plays and support slots for The Rolling Stones, The Who, Guns N’Roses, Mötley Crüe and The Killers.  The Struts will now be opening the first leg of Foo Fighters’ autumn tour across the US – see full dates below.

Formed in Derby, England in 2012, The Struts are Spiller, Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).

“The guys are on course to be one of the UK’s biggest rock bands. ‘Everybody Wants’ is a real contender”  – Daily Star

“Reviving the glam rock lifestyle but also imbuing it with some downright mature 21st century sensibilities.” – GQ

THE STRUTS LIVE
August 19-20—Osaka/Tokyo, Japan—Summer Sonic
September 2—St. Louis, MO—Ballpark Village
October 7—San Bernardino, CA—Cal Jam 17
October 12—Washington, D.C.—The Anthem*
October 14—Richmond, VA—Richmond Coliseum*
October 15—Greensboro, NC—Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
October 17—Columbia, SC—Colonial Life Arena*
October 18—Knoxville, TN—Thompson-Boling Arena*
October 20—Cincinnati, OH—US Bank Arena*
October 21—Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena*
October 23—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena*
October 24—Memphis, TN—FedEx Forum*
October 26—Birmingham, AL—BJCC*

*opening for Foo Fighters

 

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Check ‘Em Out: West Of The Sun

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Full of psych-guitar jangle and swaggering percussion
Clash Magazine

West Of The Sun are an indie rock band formed in Derby, 2013. Their story began in a flat above a pub in Derby when lead singer Luke met fellow university student and guitarist/songwriter Michael, the pair bonding almost instantly over everything from bands such as the Doors and Interpol to supporting championship football teams.

It was while working in that local music pub that Luke then met rhythm guitarist and Derby local lad Joe and the 3 of them would write together. With the addition of bassist Kieran and drummer Stevie, the band soon kicked up a groove and West Of The Sun was born.

The band’s name is taken from the Haruki Murakami novel ‘South Of The Border, West Of The Sun’ which describes a farmer on the brink of insanity who embarks on a quest to chase whatever it is that may lie ‘west of the sun’. The name appealed to the band because of it’s oxymoronic nature, seemingly whimsical with a dark underbelly – in keeping with the band’s blend of melancholic lyrical content and tuneful delivery. A theme that influenced the band from repeated exposure to the work of their musical heroes Joy Division and The Smiths.

Recent singles “Siberian Hysteria” and “Trip On A Turntable” were greeted with positive acclaim and the band are currently recording songs for their debut LP, set for release later this year.

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