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The Struts album art courtesy of Big Machine/John Varvatos Records
The Struts album art courtesy of Big Machine/John Varvatos Records

The Struts go live with new EP & videos


Fri, Feb 24th 2023 01:55 pm

British rockers release ‘Unplugged at EastWest’ in partnership with Taylor Guitars 
√ New record features full-length version of TikTok & fan favorite ‘Pretty Vicious

British rockers The Struts are back today with “Unplugged at EastWest,” a live EP and video set recorded in partnership with Taylor Guitars. Featuring their hit single, "Fallin' With Me," the four-track album also includes covers of Michael Jackson's "Stranger in Moscow" and Oasis' "Supersonic," as well as a long-awaited full-length version of "Pretty Vicious."

Amassing 14 million views on a snippet uploaded to TikTok in 2021, the unreleased single has been a viral fan favorite for years. Footage of the “EastWest” live recordings is also available now via YouTube.

"We loved teaming up with Taylor Guitars to play this intimate, unplugged set at the legendary EastWest Studios in LA," frontman Luke Spiller said. "Not only did we get to play a few new originals, but myself and Adam both chose a special cover that embodies our individual introductions to music."

In addition to new music, Spiller has also announced his collaboration with Fossil Group imprint Misfit, designing a special-edition watch that kicks off the brand's exclusive new artist series designs. The limited-run “The Time Is Now” boxset includes a modern take on a vintage-inspired pocket watch that can be worn as a traditional wristwatch or on a necklace chain. The piece is limited to only 400 units and drops on Monday via misfit.com for U.S. customers, and watches.com for European and Asian buyers.

A press release noted, “Named from an offhand comment about their unbridled stage presence, The Struts have earned a global reputation as a must-see live act. The group, comprised of lead vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott and drummer Gethin Davies, was formed in Derby, England, in 2012. Bursting onto the scene with their hit single ‘Could Have Been Me,’ they have since released three albums, including collaborations with heavy-hitters like Robbie Williams, Kesha, Tom Morello and Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen. The group has also gone on to earn the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s ‘Viral Top 50,’ appear on shows like ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ garner more than 850 million on-demand streams, and sell out shows across the globe. Praised for their onstage swagger and musicianship, they have opened for The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters and Guns N’ Roses; played major festivals like Lollapalooza and Governors Ball; and even headlined their own worldwide tours.”

Visit thestruts.com for more information.

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