The Struts have shared the brand new video for ‘Tatler Magazine’, which premiered on its namesake’s website today. The release comes just ahead of their UK headline tour, which starts this Friday in Manchester and includes a date at the O2 Forum Kentish Town on 16 October.
Cutting between shots of the band performing and singer Luke Spiller enjoying lavish luxury amid a Napa Valley vineyard, ‘Tatler Magazine’ is an anthemic ode to the finer things in life. You can check the video out below.
“I remember coming home from the pub I was staying at with my parents for a few days,” explains the singer. “I stumbled into the lounge where my mum was watching a documentary on Tatler Magazine. After watching a few episodes, I was immediately inspired and went to my piano where I started to bash out the bare bones of the song’s chorus and feel. After a few hours, I decided to put it to one side thinking it was too ‘musical theatre’ for the band.
“However, after a sudden creative drought in Los Angeles where we were writing, I decided to suggest working on something fun, free and without any real musical boundaries. I told Jed about the idea and he showed real enthusiasm towards the song. Quickly we got to work and finished it in about 45 minutes. Lyrically, ‘Tatler Magazine’ has some absolute gems but dare I say, ‘I’ll fly privately bon voyage economy’, is one of my best to date!”
‘Tatler Magazine’ follows the band’s similarly flamboyant video for ‘I Do It So Well’, which they shared last week. The videos set the scene perfectly for their upcoming UK shows, which will see them take their attitude-drenched rock to Manchester, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Norwich, London, Cardiff, Leicester and Bournemouth.
Their most recent album, YOUNG&DANGEROUS, saw the band lauded with praise from both sides of the Atlantic, including from The Washington Times, who proclaimed them “the best rock ‘n’ roll band of the 21st century”. And their recent single ‘Body Talks’ featuring Kesha was recently used in the trailer to launch the BBC’s flagship show Strictly Come Dancing.
February saw a triumphant run of UK shows which garnered rave reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Kerrang, Record Collector, Classic Rock and more, and this month’s tour is only set to be bigger and better.
The Struts play the following European Tour Dates In October 2019:
11th – Manchester, Academy
12th – Edinburgh, Liquid Room
13th – Sheffield, Leadmill
15th – Norwich, UEA
16th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
17th – Cardiff, Great Hall
19th – Leicester, O2 Academy
20th – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
22nd – Tilburg, O13 (NL)
23rd – Antwerp, Zappa (BE)
24th – Paris, Trianon (FR)
25th – Cologne, Bürgerhaus Stollwerck (DE)
27th – Berlin, Columbiatheater (DE)
28th – Munich, Technikum (DE)
29th – Milan, Fabrique (IT).