Photo | Anna Lee | The Struts
Band: The Struts, White Reaper, Spirit Animal
Date: Friday, Oct. 19, with doors at 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $22.50 in advance/$25 day of show, available through venue website, Mellow Mushroom (Mobile locations) or by calling 1-866-777-8932
In 2014, British rockers The Struts released their debut album “Everybody Wants” in the U.K. According to guitarist Adam Slack, the lack of U.K. outlets for the band’s edgy, modern take on epic glam rock forced this release to go relatively unnoticed in their home country. Two years later, however, “Everybody Wants” celebrated its release in the U.S., where it has been well received. Singles such as “Kiss This” and “Could Have Been Me” resonated through the radio waves and collected a dedicated following for the band along the way.
Now The Struts are returning to Mobile on the cusp of the release of their sophomore effort, “Young & Dangerous.” While the band made a conscious effort to add contrast between this album and its predecessor, guitarist Adam Slack feels this album should appease their fan base.
“It’s really good,” Slack said of the new album. “There’s been a lot of pressure that we’ve put on ourselves. We really believe that our first album was really good. Going into the second one, we worked really, really hard. That’s why it’s taken so long for it to come out for it to be as good, if not better. We believe it’s better, and so far the reaction is great. It’s always a bit daunting releasing new music, but so far so good.”
So far, the album’s initial singles — “Body Talks” and “Bulletproof Baby” — have already been well received by American fans. The band has also been introducing new tracks at their live shows.
Slack says their Soul Kitchen audience will get a full serving of The Struts’ new sound. With a reputation for giving their songs a heavier rock edge in the live setting, The Struts’ Azalea City performance will be a great chance to get acquainted with their new material.
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