Louder Than War is thrilled to announce that we are hosting the EXCLUSIVE European debut and stream of the brand new video from Chicago’s Downtown Struts.

Directed by frontman Dan Cooper, the video clearly shows off more than simply their musical talents. “Southpaw” appears on the Downtown Struts’ debut full-length Victoria!, which was reviewed earlier this year on LTW and is available now via Pirate Press Records.

The past year found the Downtown Struts going full-throttle on the road, having played European dates with the likes of The Bouncing Souls and a North American fall tour with Street Dogs.

The group documented their journey around the world in a new tour journal recently posted via downtownstruts.tumblr.com.

The Downtown Struts will be heading back to Europe this coming December for another jaunt with Street Dogs and an appearance at Rebellion X‐Mas in Birmingham (UK) with Rancid, Cock Sparrer, and more.

Exclusive view of video Southpaw

UK tour dates

Downtown Struts will be hitting the UK in December as part of a European tour.

  • 5 December, The Underworld, London
  • 6 December, Trillians, Newcastle
  • 7 December, Man on the Moon, Cambridge
  • 8 December, Ballroom, Birmingham
  • 9 December, NQ Live, Manchester
More information and tour dates can be found on the band’s Facebook page.

All words by Hannah McFaull. You can read more from Hannah on LTW here.

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Hannah McFaull grew up in East London wishing she was Joe Strummer. Her love of all things punk and Oi! sits alongside a genuine geekery for politics and activism. She was the youngest person to win the Weakest Link, although she's probably now been usurped. A staunch West Ham fan, tattoo and hair dye enthusiast, the five albums she never gets tired of: Give Em Enough Rope - The Clash, Shock Troops - Cock Sparrer, Pain In My Heart - Otis Redding, Shall We Dine? - The Grit, Streetcore - Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros Follow her on twitter @hannahmcfaull

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