“It was brilliant, absolutely brilliant”, gushed Luke Spiller, vocalist for The Struts, talking about the first show of his bands support run with Greta Van Fleet in Sydney on Tuesday night. “We flew onto that stage like a bat out of hell and it was absolutely amazing to see how receptive and welcoming the Sydney crowd was. I’m not taking anything away from Greta whatsoever – it’s actually a compliment to their fans – but certain parts of the show felt like it was our own gig. It was brilliant. I mean, everyone was singing along and clapping their hands and I got everyone down on the floor and jumping back up… It was an absolute triumph”!
Australian fans have been waiting ten years to see The Struts perform in this country, with Spiller promising the band would make up for their absence in the best way possible.
“We haven’t neglected anyone”, he laughed. “It’s just been one of those things but things happen for a reason and I think now is the right time that we can make this trip work. We are coming back as soon as we can, trust me. Hopefully, it will be in 2019”.
In the full interview Luke reveals his affinity with this country despite never having actually performed here, last years album Young and Dangerous, the reasons behind having released only two albums in ten years, future recording plans, the birth of The Struts, opening for some of the biggest bands in the world and lessons learnt from the experience and more.