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The Struts release infectiously fun new single


TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2023 – Dynamic UK glam rockers The Struts ramp up the energy with their infectiously fun new track, “Rockstar,” out today on all platforms via Big Machine/John Varvatos Records.

Showcasing their unique brand of rock that favours cheek over machismo, in “Rockstar,” the band tells the story of a girl who has untouchable energy, backed by massive vocals, crashing percussion, and layers of guitars. The song’s protagonist is described in catchy lines throughout the track. “‘Cause she’s the diamond of the season the original sin / Waiting for some action and the show to kick in,” frontman Luke Spiller fires off.


“I wanted to write this story where a guy meets a girl who has rockstar energy and he just wants her,” Spiller explains. “The line about original sin is a tip of the hat to composer and lyricist Jim Steinman, who wrote Pandora’s Box’s ‘Original Sin.’ There are so many great lines in there, like ‘kamikaze casanova crashing into your headlights.’ I love moments like that in an album when you don’t have to be super serious. Not everything has to be ’Imagine’ by John Lennon. We were just thinking, let’s inject this record with some light-hearted fun. We recorded it in like two takes, and it’s one of the most energetic songs on the album.”  

The Platinum-selling rock juggernauts, who have collaborated with the likes of Kesha and Tom Morello and opened for The Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters (the latter of which dubbed them “the best opening band we’ve ever had“), seem to have finally hit their stride as they’ve harnessed the raucous nature of their live shows and transmuted it into an full-length project. Produced by The Struts, alongside Julian Raymond (Freddie Mercury, Cheap Trick), and executive produced by Scott Borchetta, the group has managed to infuse their arena-sized energy into their most concentrated and exciting songs to date with their forthcoming album, Pretty Vicious, out on 11/3. 

Hear their new material performed live and in person this fall as The Struts embark on the West Coast US leg of their wildly successful ...Remember The Name Tour. Kicking off on 11/6, with special guests Mac Saturn opening, tickets are on sale now with stops in HoustonDenverSeattleLos Angeles, and more. For a full list of dates and additional information, visit thestruts.com

The Struts, photo by Ben Cope

Get caught up with The Struts

The Struts have been a live sensation since they first erupted onto the scene with their certified Platinum anthem, “Could’ve Been Me,” taking the No. 5 spot on Alternative Radio and introducing the world to their triumphant, timeless rock sound. Following the release of their critically-acclaimed debut, 2016’s Everybody Wants, the British rockers set out on the road, bringing their energetic tracks alive on stage with larger-than-life performances and cementing their reputation as a must-see live act.

Lead vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies have continued to prove themselves worthy of that distinction since first coming together in Derby, England back in 2012. They’ve opened for the likes of The Rolling StonesFoo Fighters, and Guns N’ Roses, while selling out shows across the globe and leaving a trail of unbridled rock collections, including 2018’s Young & Dangerous and 2020’s Strange Days, in their wake.

Their on-stage prowess and perpetual musicality have allowed them to reach the No. 1 Spot on Spotify’s Viral Top 50, garner more than 850M on-demand streams, and put them in the studio collaborating with KeshaTom MorelloRobbie WilliamsDef Leppard and more.

Now, The Struts have taken the raucous nature of their live shows and transmuted it into an album, fusing their arena-sized energy into their most concentrated and exciting songs to date. “This record showcases each individual member’s strengths,” Spiller says of their impending fourth album and first full-length release on Big Machine/John Varvatos RecordsPretty Vicious (11/3). “It’s some of my favourite music, hands down, we’ve ever conjured up. It’s the record everyone’s been waiting for.”

For more information, visit thestruts.com

…Remember The Name Tour Dates

(Still no Toronto date announced)

Nov 6 – Louisville, KY
Nov 7 – Columbia, MO
Nov 8 – Omaha, NE
Nov 10 – Green Bay, WI
Nov 11 – Dubuque, WI
Nov 13 – Kansas City, MO
Nov 15 – Dallas, TX
Nov 16 – San Antonio, TX
Nov 17 – Houston, TX
Nov 18 – Tulsa, OK
Nov 20 – Denver, CO
Nov 21 – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 22 – Boise, ID
Nov 24 – Portland, OR
Nov 25 – Seattle, WA
Nov 27 – Vancouver, BC
Nov 30 – San Fransisco, CA 
Dec 1 – Stateline, NV
Dec 2 – Sacramento, CA
Dec 4 – San Luis Obispo, CA
Dec 5 – Ventura, CA
Dec 8 – San Diego, CA
Dec 9 – Chandler, AZ
Dec 10 – Los Angeles, CA

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