The Struts Premiere New Song “I Hate How Much I Want You” Featuring Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott And Phil Collen

The Struts have premiered a new song titled “I Hate How Much I Want You.” The track, which features Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, is from the band’s new album “Strange Days,” which will be released on October 16.

The Struts frontman Luke Spiller said the following:

“Phil and Joe really gave the song so much personality to the point it sounds like a timeless glam rock stomper that your mum sang along to in the 70’s.”

Elliott also commented:

“When Luke called me up … I said yes before I even knew what he wanted. I’ve been a massive fan of the band since I first heard them, so it’s not just a pleasure, it’s an honor to be part of this ‘born-in-Covid’ album, and what a song! Makes me feel like a kid again every time I hear it!”

Collen added:

“I loved the sound of The Struts since the moment I first heard them. So it gives me great pleasure that Luke and the boys asked myself and Joe to participate in some mutual, mischievous, explosive rowdiness.”

The Struts Premiere New Video For “Strange Days” Featuring Robbie Williams

The Struts have premiered a new video for “Strange Days” featuring Robbie Williams. That song is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on October 16.

The Struts To Release New Album “Strange Days” In October, Release Title Track

The Struts have revealed the details for their new album “Strange Days.” The effort will be released on October 16 and it will feature various guests including Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, and more. The title track, which features Robbie Williams, can be streamed below:

The Struts frontman Luke Spiller said the following about the new song:

“I was doing Quarantine Radio and Robbie hit me up out of the blue asking if we could talk. We ended up Face-Timing for about two hours the first time we’d ever spoken, talking about life and music and UFOs and everything else you can think of. I asked if he’d like to work together at some point, and while we were making the album he graciously let us come over and record him singing on his front porch.”

Williams continued:

“We did a vocal for a wonderful song that has been gifted my way. It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to listen to this man sing. It’s great to be a fan of someone and then a part of this recording. It’s like having a hero here and I genuinely mean that.”

Spiller also added the following about the album

“It was so much fun to make a record this way instead of getting everything done in-between touring, working with multiple producers in multiple countries. We were all just burning to capture that excitement as much as we possibly could, and at times it felt like the songs were literally just falling from the sky. It was undoubtedly a magical ten days for us – and I hope when people hear the album, it gives them a taste of that magic too.”

“Strange Days” Track Listing:

01. “Strange Days” (feat. Robbie Williams)
02. “All Dressed Up (With Nowhere To Go)”
03. “Do You Love Me” (KISS cover)
04. “I Hate How Much I Want You” (feat. Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen)
05. “Wild Child” (feat. Rage Against Machine’s Tom Morello)
06. “Cool”
07. “Burn It Down”
08. “Another Hit Of Showmanship” (feat. The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr.)
09. “Can’t Sleep”
10. “Am I Talking To The Champagne (Or Talking To You)”

The Struts Premiere New Song “Another Hit Of Showmanship” Featuring Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes)

The Struts have premiered a new song titled “Another Hit Of Showmanship.” This track features Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes) and it can be streamed below:

Luke Spiller commented:

“‘Another Hit of Showmanship’ reminds me of being at a club night called Ramshackle years ago at the O2 Academy in Bristol, where they’d play bands like the Libertines and Razorlight and Scissor Sisters, and of course the Strokes. I hit up Albert out of the blue and told him, ‘We’ve got this song, and I’m so excited to see what you would do with it.’ As soon as he got his hands on it, he took it to a whole different level — it really just shows why he’s so brilliant at what he does.”

He also added:

“‘Another Hit of Showmanship’ is a true relentless melodic jangle that is a brilliantly unique ‘tip of the hat’ to bands that we all grew up on as individuals. A fresh new take on bands from the early Noughties, which in my opinion, was the last great wave of rock music from both sides of the pond. Its quality lies within its simplicity. Musically, it’s definitely not as complex as things we have done in the past, but that’s probably why it’s as hooky as it is!”

The Struts Announce North American Tour

The Struts have announced a 2020 North American tour. The band also have some dates booked in Europe and Japan. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

02/28 San Diego, CA – SOMA ^
02/29 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues ^
03/01 Tempe, AZ – Innings Festival
03/03 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield ^
03/04 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst ^
04/14 Osaka, JAP – Umeda Club Quattro
04/15 Tokyo, JAP – Ebisu Liquidroom
04/24 Panama Beach City, FL – SandJam Fest
05/22 Boston, MA – Boston Calling
05/24 Dallas, TX – Hi Fi
05/29 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
05/31 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Concert Cove *
06/02 Sioux Falls, SD – The District *
06/05 Maryland Heights, MO – St. Louis Music Park %#
06/06 Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival
06/09 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution %
06/10 Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre %
06/12 Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live %
06/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade- Heaven Stage
06/14 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/16 Richmond, VA – The National %
06/18 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre #
06/19 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony Summer Stage #
06/20 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
06/22 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre Theatre
06/23 London, ON – London Music Hall
06/25 Rochester, NY – 2020 Party in the Park Rochester
06/27 Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
07/11 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival
07/12 Rome, ITA – Rock in Roma
07/14 Padova, ITA – Geox Live Arena
07/15 Brescia, ITA – Arena Campo Marte
07/18 Paris, FRA – Lollapalooza Paris
07/31 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music Festival

^ = with Starcrawler
* = with The Regrettes
% = with The Blue Stones
# = with The Glorious Sons

The Struts Premiere “Tatler Magazine” Music Video

The Struts have premiered a new video for their song “Tatler Magazine.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Young & Dangerous.”

Luke Spiller told Tatler the following:

“I remember coming home from the pub – I stumbled into the lounge where my mum was watching a documentary on Tatler magazine. After watching a few episodes, I was immediately inspired. I went to my piano where I started to bash out the bare bones of the song’s chorus. After a few hours, I put it to one side thinking it was too ‘musical theatre’ for the band.

However, after a sudden creative drought in Los Angeles, I suggested the band work on something fun, free and without any real musical boundaries. I told Jed [band member] about the idea and he showed real enthusiasm. Quickly we set to work and finished it in about 45 minutes. Lyrically this song has some absolute gems, but, dare I say, ‘I’ll fly privately, bon voyage economy,’ is probably one of my very best lines to date.”

The Struts Cover Martha And The Vandellas’ “Dancing In The Street”

The Struts have released a cover of Martha And The Vandellas’ “Dancing In The Street.” You can stream that below. The band commented:

“Today we are thrilled to debut our rendition of the Martha and the Vandellas classic “Dancing In The Street”, which has been interpreted by quite a few legendary artists over the years – and now it’s our turn. We hope you all enjoy.”