Something sure to put a smile on our faces… time for another meeting with The Struts. We were impressed at Sonisphere last year by this lot so we have to come back for more at Download. And we’re glad we did.
A complete stormer of a set, everyone has a 100-mile smile on their face as Luke has the whole tent eating out of his hands. Luke is a mix of Jagger swagger, Mercury flair and as someone pointed out to CB, Joan Jett attitude. There are endless vintage-tinged rock bands out there and we would guess that they’d all kill to have this guy as their frontman. His manner and confidence is just untouchable.
They don’t make a bad old racket either. The classic rock vibes are flowing freely this afternoon and it’s no surprise to see the band wearing their hearts on their sleeves for a cover of ‘Get It On’.
The set is topped off by Luke jumping into the crowd and getting everyone around him to sit down. Just like putty in his hands they all do, and the master of ceremonies gets everyone jumping and roaring on his command.
The Struts are just about the most joyous thing we’ve experienced since we found out our dog-tag actually worked!