In just a few years, The Struts have found themselves massively embraced by some of the greatest icons in rock-and-roll history. Along with opening for The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Guns N’ Roses, the U.K.-bred four-piece was hand-picked by Mötley Crüe to serve as the supporting act for their last-ever performances, while Dave Grohl praised them as the best band to ever open for Foo Fighters. After making their full-length debut with 2016’s Everybody Wants, The Struts now return witha new single͞Body Talks.͟ On the song, The Struts let loose with the sing-along-ready and riff-heavy sound they’ve brought to stadiums and arenas all around the world. The blues-spiked track captures what Spiller calls ͞that moment when you mosey on over to someone on the dancefloor, and the music’s blaring so loud you can’t even talk to each other.͟Formed in Derby, England, in 2012, The Struts almost instantly drew a major following with their outrageous live show, and later made their debut with Have You Heard (a 2015 EP whose lead single ͞Could Have Been Me͟ hit #1 on Spotify’s viral chart). Before they’d even put out their first album, the band opened for The Rolling Stones before a crowd of 80,000 in Paris and toured the U.S. on a string of sold-out shows. Known for his lovably swaggering stage presence—the very factor that gave The Struts their name—Spiller soon inspired legendary designers like former Queen costumer Zandra Rhodes to custom-create his lavish and glittering onstage attire. As the frontman points out, that heightened element of spectacle is all a part of the band’s mission of making an unforgettable impact on the crowd. ͞We believe in giving our absolute all every night, because that’s what our fans deserve,͟ he says. ͞The goal is always to get everyone dancing and screaming and shouting, and to make sure they leave dripping in sweat with huge smiles on their faces.
From Polyvinyl website: From the increasingly fertile Louisville, KY, DIY scene emerges White Reaper – an incandescent four piece who is ready and willing to blow out eardrums far and wide.
After signing to Polyvinyl in early 2014 and releasing a self-titled EP that blasts through six tracks in a breakneck 15 minutes, the Reapers — guitarist Tony Esposito, keyboardist Ryan Hater, bassist Sam Wilkerson, and drummer Nick Wilkerson — followed suit in 2015 with their debut full-length, White Reaper Does It Again.
With national tours supporting Deerhoof, Twin Peaks, together PANGEA and others under their belts, it's safe to say the Reapers aren't slowing down anytime soon.