- Publish Date
- Monday, 31 August 2020, 1:45PM
Less than a week after wiping their Instagram feed clean, The Struts revealed why they were being so cryptic.
On Friday (August 28), the band released its first new song in a year, “Another Hit Of Showmanship.”
The Brit rockers collaborated with The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. for the upbeat Britpop track. If it reminds you of something you'd hear at a club in the mid-2000s, there's a reason for that nostalgia.
“I'm sick and faded / But I'm alright / So bored and jaded / Cross-eyed,” frontman Luke Spiller sings in the pre-chorus. And honestly, if that's not the quarantine mood, I don't know what is.
“'Another Hit Of Showmanship' reminds me of being at a club night called Ramshackle years ago at the O2 Academy in Bristol, where they’d play bands like The Libertines and Razorlight and Scissor Sisters, and of course The Strokes,” Spiller said in a statement.
As for how they got Hammond on the track, it was a pretty easy collaboration to put together. “I hit up Albert out of the blue and told him, ‘We’ve got this song, and I’m so excited to see what you would do with it.’ As soon as he got his hands on it, he took it to a whole different level — it really just shows why he’s so brilliant at what he does,” Spiller explained.
The Struts have been keeping themselves and fans entertained throughout our time in quarantine with their weekly “Sunday Service” YouTube videos. The guys have covered The Spice Girls' song “Stop,” as well as give us some acoustic versions of their own songs and clips of footage from gigs (remember those?).
This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission