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Saturday 20 September 2014

Clean living Strypes shun rock 'n' roll excesses

Nick Bramhilll

Published 24/08/2014 | 02:30

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The Strypes
The Strypes

Their music may be heavily influenced by their idols, The Rolling Stones, but teen rockers The Strypes have little in common with the hellraising backstage antics of The Stones in their 60s heyday.

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The retro Cavan four-piece have admitted their life away from the stage is anything but the stereotype of booze, drugs and groupies.

And they revealed they unwind with far more gentle pursuits like watching movies and reading.

Drummer Evan Walsh said: "We're normally on a tight schedule to get to the next show, so invariably we'll be on the tour bus watching a movie or just reading. A lot more mundane than people think."

And the hard-working youngsters, who were due to wind up their third tour of the US last night with a gig in New York, said their lifestyles are far less glamorous than people think.

In an interview with The Irish Emigrant Walsh said that in between their non-stop gigging there's "a lot of hanging around".

The blues-rock outfit also revealed they'll be focusing on recording their second album in the coming weeks.

Sunday Independent

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