Hotly tipped act for 2013 The Strypes recently announced that they had signed a 5 album worldwide record deal with Mercury Records UK, part of the Universal Music Group.
Hailing from Cavan, Ireland these blue eyed souls are all aged between 14-16 and can already count Paul Weller and Jeff Beck as devoted fans, who admire their raw energy and passion, reminiscent of bands like The Animals and The Yardbirds. With a clear love of 60s British RnB bands, they take heavy influence from The Rolling Stones and include classic Blues numbers from the likes of Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley & Little Walter in their repertoire.
Reportedly this deal was months in the making and a whole host of other major labels were interested in signing the Irish 4-piece. The buzz around The Strypes has been building up ever since the release of their first EP 'Young, Gifted & Blue' back in April 2012 on Heavy Soul Records and it is still available to buy from iTunes Here.
As we all eagerly await their full length debut visit The Strypes website to keep up to date on all the latest news regarding these talented youngsters.