THE STRUTS (feat Phil Collen & Joe Elliott) – Strange Days (2020)
“Strange Days“, the upcoming third full-length album from the British classic rockers THE STRUTS finds the band joining forces with a formidable line up of guest musicians: DEF LEPPARD’s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Albert Hammond Jr. of THE STROKES, Tom Morello, and ROBBIE WILLIAMS.
Mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer, the result is a powerhouse album that lifts THE STRUTS’ glammed-up breed of timeless rock to entirely new and wildly thrilling heights.
For better or worse, 2020 has been a year full of surprises. Most of us, however, haven’t had lockdown interrupted by an international pop superstar popping up on social media to ask if we’re free for a chat.
Given that he’s previously kept company with the likes of Guns N’ Roses, The Who and the Rolling Stones, one might expect The Struts frontman Luke Spiller to be rather blasé about the fact that Robbie Williams casually called up for an afternoon natter about music, touring and UFOS, but to his credit, the flamboyant frontman has the good grace to sound a little star struck about his burgeoning friendship with the former Take That singer.
That initial conversation led to Luke duetting with Robbie on the title-track of The Struts’ new album, ”Strange Days”, a 10-track collection which builds upon the promise of the quartet’s superb 2018 album Young & Dangerous, and showcases the Derbyshire band at their strutting, cocksure, gloriously glam best.
Robbie isn’t the only star name on the set, either, as Def Leppard duo Joe Ellliott and Phil Collen, ex Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello and The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. also make guest cameos – which can’t hurt the English band’s profile globally when ‘Strange Days’ is released into the wild.
01. The Struts & Robbie Williams – Strange Days
02. All Dressed Up (With Nowhere To Go)
03. Do You Love Me
04. The Struts, P. Collen & J. Elliott – I Hate How Much I Want You
05. The Struts & Tom Morello – Wild Child
07. Burn It Down
08. The Struts & Albert Hammond – Another Hit Of Showmanship
09. Can’t Sleep
10. Am I Talking To The Champagne (Or Talking To You)
Like Spiller – vocals
Adam Slack – guitars
Jed Elliott – bass
Gethin Davies – drums