When two of your friends of different vintage, of very different musical upbringings and taste, post extremely complimentary comments about a band, your interest is inevitably piqued. We nipped along to HMV's new store in Manchester Arndale to catch The Struts play a short acoustic show.
We really didn't know what to expect, the queue wasn't huge and was mainly populated by teenage girls. Knowing the two friends it clearly wasn't going to be a boy band so the intrigue deepened. And then they appeared.
And the music? They're playing acoustically so it's difficult to judge the record that we've not heard on the basis of it, but they play Put Your Money On Me, She Makes Me Feel and Could Have Been Me.
We're going to catch them when they do a full-on plugged-in show because we've been told that's something really special.
Their debut album Everybody Wants The Struts is out now and they're out on tour in October.
Their official website can be found here and they are also on Facebook and Twitter.
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