Sunday 20 October 2019

'It's been a life and a living' - end of road for young rockers The Strypes

'Amazing': The Strypes at Electric Picnic. Photo: Damien Eagers
'Amazing': The Strypes at Electric Picnic. Photo: Damien Eagers
Sorcha O'Connor

Sorcha O'Connor

It's over and out for rock band The Strypes after they announced yesterday they were breaking up.

Age was but a number for the Cavan quartet who started out on their musical careers at the tender age of 14.

Now, seven years down the line, the members have decided to go their separate ways, effective immediately, according to their management CWB.

In a statement, the band reminisced on their time on the road together, but said ultimately they had all made a decision to move on.

They described their time in the band as "tough" and "frustrating", but added that it had been "satisfying and amazing" too. They also thanked their fans for their support.

"Over the past seven years, we have played in toilets and theatres, in cafés and castles, from Scotshouse to Tokyo and back again," they said. "It's been fun and exciting, dull and dangerous, easy, tough, frustrating, satisfying and amazing. It's been a life and a living. But we've decided to call time on The Strypes. Thank you all."

Irish Independent

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