The Strypes

Musicians — Cavan

Name?

The Strypes

Where are you from?

Cavan, Ireland

What do you do?

We are in a band - musicians.

Describe your style in three words?
Sharp, new wave, proto-punk.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
'Chinese Rocks' by 
Johnny Thunders.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to and why?

George Clinton – because he played for 3 hours and never stopped and is 70 years old.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?

Paul Weller, Elvis Costello, Pete Townsend.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?

Groucho Marx.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Mods & rude boys, we were heavily influenced when we first started out, the style of music & clothing helped form the basis of the band.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
Elvis Costello & The Attractions.

What music did you listen to growing up?
A lot of guitar bands.


The Strypes burst onto the scene in 2012 with their debut EP 'Young, Gifted & Blue' whilst they were still all aged between 14-16. Their debut album 'Snapshot' was a hit in 2013 too, which earned them a string of high-profile fans like Jeff Beck, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Roger Daltrey. All of whom loved their raw energy and passion and old school British RnB style.

They have since got a little older and developed their sound, their third album 'Spitting Image' which is released 16th June 2017, has transcended their roots and displays a variety of influences such as garage, new wave & indie.

What was the first song you played on repeat?

'I Am The Walrus' by The Beatles.

One record you would keep forever?
'Chet Baker Sings' by Chet Baker. Track 'That Old Feeling'.

A song from your favourite album?

'Alison' by Elvis Costello from 'My Aim is True'.

A Song you wish you had written?

'Sparky’s Dream' by Teenage Fanclub.

A Song that defines the teenage you?
'
Roxette' by Dr. Feelgood.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
'Wings Over America' by Wings.

A song lyric that inspires you?
”I said, I’m so happy I could die,
she said, drop dead and left with another guy.”

'(Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes' by Elvis Costello.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?

'Moving The Goalposts' by Billy Bragg.

Best love song of all time?

'Don’t Lose Your Grip On Love' by Brinsley Schwarz.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' by Slade. 

Best song to bring people together?
'Come Together' by The Beatles.

4 songs by new bands you can’t stop listening to right now?

'In Love & Alone' by Public Access TV
best rock & roll song of the decade so far.

'Paracetamol' by Declan McKenna
Really mature song for such a young fella.

'I Don’t Give A F*** What You Reckon' by by Man & the Echo
Great lyric, great sentiment.

'Stella' by The Mighty Stef
Great modern rock & roll track, with amazing vocals.

Name?

The Strypes

Where are you from?

Cavan, Ireland

What do you do?

We are in a band - musicians.

Describe your style in three words?
Sharp, new wave, proto-punk.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
'Chinese Rocks' by 
Johnny Thunders.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to and why?

George Clinton – because he played for 3 hours and never stopped and is 70 years old.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?

Paul Weller, Elvis Costello, Pete Townsend.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?

Groucho Marx.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Mods & rude boys, we were heavily influenced when we first started out, the style of music & clothing helped form the basis of the band.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
Elvis Costello & The Attractions.

What music did you listen to growing up?
A lot of guitar bands.


The Strypes burst onto the scene in 2012 with their debut EP 'Young, Gifted & Blue' whilst they were still all aged between 14-16. Their debut album 'Snapshot' was a hit in 2013 too, which earned them a string of high-profile fans like Jeff Beck, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Roger Daltrey. All of whom loved their raw energy and passion and old school British RnB style.

They have since got a little older and developed their sound, their third album 'Spitting Image' which is released 16th June 2017, has transcended their roots and displays a variety of influences such as garage, new wave & indie.

What was the first song you played on repeat?

'I Am The Walrus' by The Beatles.

One record you would keep forever?
'Chet Baker Sings' by Chet Baker. Track 'That Old Feeling'.

A song from your favourite album?

'Alison' by Elvis Costello from 'My Aim is True'.

A Song you wish you had written?

'Sparky’s Dream' by Teenage Fanclub.

A Song that defines the teenage you?
'
Roxette' by Dr. Feelgood.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
'Wings Over America' by Wings.

A song lyric that inspires you?
”I said, I’m so happy I could die,
she said, drop dead and left with another guy.”

'(Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes' by Elvis Costello.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?

'Moving The Goalposts' by Billy Bragg.

Best love song of all time?

'Don’t Lose Your Grip On Love' by Brinsley Schwarz.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' by Slade. 

Best song to bring people together?
'Come Together' by The Beatles.

4 songs by new bands you can’t stop listening to right now?

'In Love & Alone' by Public Access TV
best rock & roll song of the decade so far.

'Paracetamol' by Declan McKenna
Really mature song for such a young fella.

'I Don’t Give A F*** What You Reckon' by by Man & the Echo
Great lyric, great sentiment.

'Stella' by The Mighty Stef
Great modern rock & roll track, with amazing vocals.

The Strypes | Behind Closed Doors (2017)

The Strypes | Get Into It (2015)

The Strypes | Hometown Girls (2013)

The Strypes | Blue Collar Jane (2013)

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