Best New Rock and Roll This Week July 1 - The Struts Too Good At Raising Hell

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The Struts are currently on the US leg of their 2023 tour, and on June 30, the band released their latest single, "Too Good At Raising Hell." The song is one you will definitely want on your summertime playlist. When you listen, you will see why it ranks as our Best New Rock and Roll This Week.

Formed in 2012, the band hails from Derby, Derbyshire, England, and the band's members are lead vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies. Their style is rock and roll, with some glam pop rock thrown in, making for a unique experience for the listener.

The new single "Too Good At Raising Hell" is another banger from The Struts that you can't help but sing along to. The song begins with an amazing Adam Slack guitar riff and is accompanied by Spiller's trademark sound effects, this time with a exhale of cigarette smoke, an intake of breath, and then a Yea! From there, the song takes off with some woohoos, Davies and Elliott join, and the song goes full throttle until the end.

And they get major props for the lyrics of the year with, " Sex so good, make the neighbors smoke a cigarette." SOLID GOLD writing!

Spiller stated that the song was inspired by a feeling of discontent after having too much fun.

"[The song] was written about the disenchantment I felt after having a little too much fun. However, it still captures the essence of living an excessive life and all of the glorious moments that come along with it. It’s the perfect song to get the party started, and it’s a brilliant introduction of what’s to come. The track is still a lot of what The Struts are known for, but it’s a new sound everyone’s been waiting to hear from us."

Luke Spiller

In an interview with Radio X, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl stated that The Struts have been the best opening band. When a rock god such as Grohl says something of that magnitude, the rock world should pay attention.

"I guess they don’t get a lot of love in England, but in America, they’re the best opening band we’ve ever had."

Dave Grohl

If you have never had the pleasure of attending a Struts show, this writer feels bad for you. It is one of the best concert experiences ever, as Spiller forces the crowd to participate. His electric personality gets the crowd in such an uproar you can't help but sing and dance along. Slack may appear shy with that bashful smile, but his guitar skills exude confidence. His style is a fusion of various guitarist influences but with his own distinct touch, resulting in a truly exceptional sound. Elliott energetically bops around on stage with his dark lock of hair across his pretty face slapping the bass effortlessly. And drummer Davies is all energy and sweat, and he pounds those drums with such force it's no wonder Grohl, a drummer himself, loves this band.

The Struts are on tour now, so be sure and check them out. Another new single you won't want to miss is "Fallin' With Me" and they have released a great unplugged set Unplugged At EastWest.

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