Yesterday, The Struts launched their new “Sunday Service” live stream series on YouTube – complete with an impressive cover of the Spice Girls’ 1997 hit single ‘Stop’. Filmed from each of the band members’ individual homes in Los Angeles, the weekly live stream will be a regular series from The Struts while they are self-isolating, and will air on the band’s YouTube every Sunday at noon PST.
“As British boys, it will come as no surprise that we were all once enamoured with the Spice Girls”, shared frontman Luke Spiller in a statement about the song – which came off of the girl group’s sophomore album, Spiceworld. “This song still holds a lot of memories and is a true piece of pop perfection. Long live ‘Girl Power.’”
Meanwhile, bassist Jed Elliot queued up the song on the live stream, saying “We wanted to pay homage to one of our musical heroes, somebody very close to our hearts. And this is a little something for you guys that are at home craving that little ‘human touch.’”
The band’s bouncy cover of ‘Stop’ would have made any of the Spice Girls proud. Elliot, who also manned the keyboards, sang sweet back-up vocal harmonies, while guitarist Adam Slack took a cue from the single’s original music video, offering his best dance moves.
In addition to the performance, the inaugural edition of “Sunday Service” offered the Struts’ fans an intimate peek into the band members’ lives while in quarantine in Los Angeles, as well as a recap of their recent run of west coast dates during the Tour de California Presented by Harley-Davidson. Each week, the group will also release a live performance, as captured at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre on July 2, 2019 – a stop on their Young & Dangerous Tour. This week, they featured the song, ‘Primadonna Like Me’.
Struts fans have plenty of content to enjoy while isolating amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to weekly “Sunday Service” episodes, Spiller has been streaming “Quarantine Radio” live from his home every Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening at 7:30 pm PST. Additional inspired content has also been popping up on the band’s various socials, including a recent guitar tutorial from Slack.