Pictured (L-R): The Struts’ Gethin Davies and Jed Elliott,
Big Machine Label Group Chairman & CEO Scott Borchetta, The Struts’ Luke Spiller and Adam Slack Photo Credit: Nick Rau for Big Machine Label Group
Formed in Derby, England circa 2012 with a recent creative surge in Los Angeles, THE STRUTS have signed to leading independent record label Big Machine Label Group, a subsidiary of HYBE America. The tongue-in-cheek swagger of singer Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies joins Big Machine Records wide-ranging roster — superstar Sheryl Crow, renegade poet Ray Wylie Hubbard, Metal slinger John 5, chart-topping act Badflower, supercharged hitmaker Ayron Jones and electrifying rockers Starcrawler.
“Myself and the rest of The Struts are so happy and excited to announce we have become part of the Big Machine family! We are more inspired and focused than ever, and that mainly comes down to Scott and the rest of the team’s genuine love and excitement for what we do. Watch this space because it’s about to blow up x,” shares Spiller.
Influenced by a mix of Queen flair and Oasis audacity, their name was born from a rehearsal observation as Spiller innately strut around the room as they performed in their earliest days. Since, they have found themselves massively embraced by some of the greatest icons in Rock & Roll history, opening for Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe. NPR Music has observed The Struts, “reveal the supreme mix of massive riffs and powerfully catchy melodies that’s already slain so many adoring audiences around the globe” while The Aquarian believes they “have helped breathe new life into rock and roll, while simultaneously making a sound all their own.”
Big Machine Label Group Chairman & CEO Scott Borchetta shares, “I’ve always loved this band’s sound and swagger and Luke is one of the best front men in rock…. they’ve always had the passion, put in the time and the long miles, and now it’s time to go next level. Welcome to the Machine.”
The Struts have toured incessantly since their formation, including worldwide headline shows and major festivals like Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, and Isle of Wight, until COVID-19 brought road life to a halt. Yet, a charmed and frenzied burst during the transition resulted in their third album outpouring of modern rock. Within less than two weeks, The Struts laid down ten tracks – including collaborations Robbie Williams, Tom Morello and more – for STRANGE DAYS. They have also previously recorded with Kesha, Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes, Joe Elliott and Phil Collin of Def Leppard and Paris Jackson. Aiming to claim their rightful place in the lineage of hellraisers, The Struts will tour in the US this Spring before heading to Europe for a summer festival circuit, followed by their headline ‘The Homecoming Tour’ in the UK in July where fans eagerly await the British rock band’s return.
‘The Homecoming Tour’
July 12 – Nottingham – Rock City
July 13 – Birmingham – O2 Institute
July 14 – London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
July 18 – Bristol – O2 Academy
July 19 – Manchester – O2 Ritz
July 20 – Leeds – Stylus