Tuesday 16 January 2018

Irish rock and roll teens The Strypes release debut album

Cavan band The Strypes
Cavan band The Strypes
Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

Ireland's hottest new rock and roll band. The Strypes, released their debut album today after playing on some of the summer's most-coveted festival stages.

Despite receiving critical acclaim for their thrilling live sets at Electric Picnic and Glastonbury, the Cavan teenagers revealed that one of their favourite gigs to date was a recent homecoming in their native town.

“We did a home town gig a few weeks ago.  We haven’t played in Cavan in a long time so we just kind of put a rumour around that we were going to do a small show- it was absolutely packed. 

Adding: “It was probably the most fun we have had at a show”.

Speaking to the Irish Independent ahead of their performance at the opening of the HMV store on Henry Street, Dublin this morning- the four piece outfit said that they are “just a real band”.

Cavan natives Ross Farrelly, Josh McClorey, Pete O’Hanlon and Evan Walsh met in primary school and now range between the ages of 15 and 17.  They have astonished audiences around the world with the extent of their skills and knowledge- despite being so young.

The friends have since left secondary school and are focusing on their career.

“It’s pretty good.  It’s going really well at the minute,” they said excitedly.

Set to appear on The Late Late Show tonight, the group are facing a hectic schedule, and October will see them embarking on a tour of Japan.

The boys already fit the rock and roll criteria, and resemble The Beatles in their early days, donned in suits, sunglasses and hipster hairstyles.

They seemed in awe as they strolled through HMV, picking up their own records off the shelf, nestled nicely beside legends such as the Arctic Monkeys- who they will support on their UK and German tour later in the year.

“It’s pretty special.  It’s cool.  You are looking around at all these other bands, and then you are there”.

The teenagers are now focusing on their career and have the full support of their families, friends and neighbours.

“They are all really proud of it- they really want it to do well.  It’s the same with everyone from home”. 

“The album is out today, we have the Late Late Show tonight.  We have a lot of UK gigs. 

The rhythm and blues outfit have an army of famous supporters, including Noel Gallagher, and Elton John recently said that “they are a breath of fresh air”.

The boys have no time for girlfriends in their hectic schedule, citing that their mother’s are still the leading ladies in their lives, and that they just stick together.

 “We are all with each other- we are all married to each other”.

‘Snapshot’, The Strypes debut album is out now.

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