Release Date: Oct 26, 2018
Record label: Interscope
The second full-length outing from the bombastic British rockers, Young & Dangerous picks right up where the Struts' 2014 debut, the bawdy, neo-glam pop fest Everybody Wants, left off. No longer just a showcase for charismatic Jagger/Mercury-esque frontman Luke Spiller -- he is still an alveolar trill-seeking force of nature -- the 13-track set plays out like a Mutt Lange production with Mark Ronson at the helm. This is stadium hard rock for the streaming generation, a neon-streaked cornucopia of seismic earworm hooks that yield tectonic plate-shaking choruses, all dressed up in a glitzy Slade meets Imagine Dragons wrapper.
The general consensus between film reviewers is that recent Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody fails to capture the essence of the seminal British pomp-rockers. Fortunately, in the same week came Young & Dangerous from The Struts, which goes some way to doing just that. As their stylistic forefathers' legacy is committed to film, the Derby lads continue to write the early chapters of their story with this second full-length release.