The Struts Return for “One Night Only”

The Struts have been a busy bunch over the past few years. With what seemed like little to no warning, the band of young English upstarts have been barreling forward since the domestic release of their debut LP, ‘Everybody Wants’, last year. Several full-scale tours later they’ve finally released a taste of follow-up material with a new track called “One Night Only.”

Sonically, “One Night Only” appears to pick up where ‘Everybody Wants’ left off in terms of musical bombast and fulfilled grandiose ambition. The Struts have been touring virtually nonstop, hitting the road hard literally all over the world for a couple of years now. Along the way, the band has forged a special relationship between them and their steadily growing following of fans. “One Night Only,” is dedicated to their audience and serves as an acknowledgement, a wink and a nod, of sorts. The arena-sized track, if measured against their previous work, might be comparable to cuts like “Roll Up,” “Only Just a Call Away,” “Young Stars,” etc., though “One Night Only” is probably the grandest sounding work we’ve heard from the Struts to date. Its relatively subdued beginning leads into a catchy bridge that builds fast into an imploring sing-a-long climax with a choral hook that soars. Vocalist Luke Spiller’s vocal delivery is every bit as good and full as it has been, complete with his signature rolling ‘R’s we that we love. Looking ahead, anxiously anticipating another full-bodied collection of material from the Struts, and reading into Luke Slipper’s own words—“Screaming loud / On the edge of tonight / ‘Cause tomorrow will be ruling the world”—“One Night Only” shows tremendous promise.

the_struts_coverIn addition to other live engagements, the Struts will hit the road with the Foo Fighters for another pass over North America. You can find a list of tour stops below. Keep checking in for more Struts related info music.

THE STRUTS Tour Dates:
Aug 19: Summer Sonic Festival, Osaka, Japan
Aug 20: Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Sep 02: Ballpark Village, St. Louis, MO
Oct 07: Cal Jam 17, San Bernardino, CA
Oct 12: The Anthem, Washington, D.C.*
Oct 14: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA*
Oct 15: Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Greensboro, NC*
Oct 17: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC*
Oct 18: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN*
Oct 20: Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH—US*
Oct 21: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY*
Oct 23: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN*
Oct 24: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN*
Oct 26: BJCC, Birmingham, AL*

* = w/Foo Fighters

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