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SecretFangirls.com Interview The Strypes

We have been long awaiting The Strypes return to America, since we last saw them in NYC in 2014 (!)  Finally all of our “come to America!” tweets paid off, and The Strypes made their triumphant return to tour across the US this Spring, including a stop at Mercury Lounge in NYC.  They are one of our favorite artists to see live – Ross, Pete, Evan, and Josh play a loud, fast, and energetic set that has the entire club singing and dancing along.   The Strypes are also incredibly talented musicians.

We caught up with the band before their show and got the inside scoop on “The Surprisingly Dull Adventures of The Strypes,” found out what’s on their tour rider, and what’s been the best part of their American tour.  Watch our interview and get to know more about The Strypes!

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The Strypes Debut “Now She’s Gone” From New Album “Little Victories” Out August 21

The Strypes just released a new video for their song “Now She’s Gone” and it’s a doozie of a song!  Musically, this song is what we’ve come to love from the UK lads – retro but not forced, solid from start to finish with vocals that are unique in today’s musical landscape.

The Strypes are set to release their next album, “Little Victories,” on August 21st in the UK.  The singles they’ve released so far are everything we’ve been missing from our playlists in recent months and we’re envious of those who get the album first!  While we wait for the album Stateside, check out the official deluxe album track listing below!

The Strypes – “Little Victories”
1. Get Into It
2. I Need To Be Your Only
3. A Good Night’s Sleep And A Cab Fare Home
4. Eighty-Four
5. Queen Of The Half Crown
6. (I Wanna Be Your) Everyday
7. Best Man
8. Three Streets And A Village Green
9. Now She’s Gone
10. Cruel Brunette
11. Status Update
12. Scumbag City
13. Fill The Spaces In
14. Lovers Leave
15. Rejection
16. G.O.V.

Watch the new video for “Now She’s Gone” now.

Pre-order your copy of “Little Victories” on iTunes UK or Amazon UK now and get three tracks instantly!  We’ll just patiently wait for the release in the US.

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The Strypes Announce The Flat Out Tour

Sometimes, it’s tough being an American fangirl.  Like when your favorite band announce tour dates!  But only in the U.K.  For all you lucky fans of The Strypes, they just announced The Flat Out Tour, coming to a venue near you this Spring!   Tickets are on sale now, so get them quick!   The Strypes are one of our favorite acts to see live – we can barely put into words how flat out talented and incredible they are to watch.   Fingers crossed they’ll be back in the US this Summer!  Watch them performing “Still Gonna Drive You Home” at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last summer.

The Strypes are currently on The Roadtest Tour, hitting towns across their native Ireland.  Check out all of their upcoming tour dates below!

The Strypes Spring 2015 Tour Dates
March 20th – The Spaniard – Kinsale, Ireland – Buy Tickets
March 21st – Coughlans – Cork, Ireland – Buy Tickets
March 22nd – DeBarras – Clonakilty, Ireland – Buy Tickets
March 26th – White Horse – Ballincolig, Ireland – Buy Tickets
March 27th – The Mariner – Bantry, Ireland – Buy Tickets
March 28th – An Chonair – Dingle, Ireland – Buy Tickets
March 29th – Sol Y Sambra – Killorglin, Ireland – Buy Tickets
April 30th – O2 Academy – Leicester, England – Buy Tickets
May 1st – The Dome Leisure Centre – Doncaster, England – Buy Tickets
May 2nd – Live at Leeds – Leeds, England – Buy Tickets
May 4th – Portland Arms – Cambridge, England – Buy Tickets
May 5th – Portland Arms – Cambridge, England – Buy Tickets
May 6th – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, England – Buy Tickets
May 7th – Roadmender – Northampton, England – Buy Tickets
May 10th – The Forum – Tumbridge Wells, England – Buy Tickets
May 12th – Mr. Kyps – Poole, England – Buy Tickets
May 16th – Engine Rooms – Southampton, England – Buy Tickets
May 17th – Phoenix – Exeter, England – Buy Tickets
May 18th – Boiler Room – Guildford, England – Buy Tickets
May 20th – Paget Rooms – Cardiff, Wales – Buy Tickets
May22nd – Sin City – Swansea, Wales – Buy Tickets
May 23rd – Central Station – Wrexham, Wales – Buy Tickets
May 26th – Kasbah – Coventry, England – Buy Tickets
May 28th – The Duchess – York, England – Buy Tickets
June 7th – Georgian Theatre – Stockton On Tees – England – Buy Tickets
June 8th – The Cluny – Newcastle Upon Tyne, England – Buy Tickets
June 10th – The Trades Club – Hebden Bridge, England – Buy Tickets
June 12th – Territorios Sevilla – Sevilla, Spain – Buy Tickets
June 14th – Caves – Edinburgh, Scotland – Buy Tickets
June 16th – PJ Mollys – Dunfermline, Scotland – Buy Tickets
July 4th – Festival Beuregard – Caen, France – Buy Tickets
July 18th – Vieilles Charrues – Carhaix, France – Buy Tickets
July 19th – Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium – Buy Tickets
Sept 4-5 – Kuxta Kultur Festival – San Sebastian, Spain – Buy Tickets

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The Strypes at the Music Hall of Williamsburg

We caught The Strypes show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, part of their mini-tour of the US this week in support of their “4 Track Mind” EP.  It was a relentless onslaught of talent from start to finish.  It’s hard to believe that all 4 members of the band, hailing from Cavan, Ireland, are still in their teens.  The band got their start by playing in pubs around Ireland, where to get people’s attention, they learned to play loud, fast, good old fashioned rhythm and blues.  Their influences include The Yardbirds, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, and Dr. Feelgood.

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The band proved that they were total masters of their instruments – Ross Farrelly (16) on harmonica & lead vocals; Josh McClorey (18) on lead guitar; Peter O’Hanlon (18) on bass; and Evan Walsh (17) on drums.  As if that wasn’t enough, near the end of their set, everyone just switched instruments – Farrelly on guitar; McClorey on bass; and O’Hanlon on harmonica.  O’Hanlon had an impressive harmonica solo that had everyone in awe.   All their time spent winning over crowds has certainly paid off.  The crowd was one of the most animated we’ve ever seen, and the band had everyone jumping and dancing along from start to finish.

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We can’t say enough good things about The Strypes, and neither can Rolling Stone.  If you ever have a chance to see them live, GO!   They are incredibly gifted young performers, and if they are this good now they can only get better.

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Watch their performance of “Still Gonna Drive You Home” from the “4 Track Mind” EP, out on iTunes now!

The Strypes Setlist 8/23/14
1. Mystery Man
2. So They Say
3. Brand New Cadillac  (Vince Taylor cover)
4. She’s So Fine
5. What the People Don’t See
6. I Don’t Want to Know
7. I Can Tell (Bo Diddley cover)
8. Smokestack Lightning  (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
9. Angel Eyes
10. Ooh Poo Pah Doo  (Jessie Hill cover)
11. Concrete Jungle  (The Specials cover)
12. Still Gonna Drive You Home
13. Hard to Say No
14. Perfect Storm
15. What a Shame
16. Hometown Girls
17. Got Love If You Want It  (Slim Harpo cover)
18. Blue Collar Jane
19. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover  (Bo Diddley cover)
20. Heart of the City  (Nick Lowe cover)
21. Rockaway Beach  (Ramones cover)
22. Louie Louie  (The Kingsmen cover)

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Artist to Watch: The Strypes

You never know where you’ll find you new favorite band: it could be on YouTube, from a commercial you looked up on Shazam, busking in a park, opening for your favorite artist.   In this case, it was reading an ad for BBM in Rolling Stone that led us to The Strypes.

Ross Farrelly, Josh McClorey, Pete O’Hanlon and Evan Walsh make up the quartet, hailing from Cavan, Ireland.  Their debut album, Snapshot, was released last month in the US.  It’s hard to believe they are only 16-18 years old, as they have a sound way beyond their years, drawing influences from The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones and The Animals.   They also remind us of more contemporary acts like The Vines and Arctic Monkeys.

They just wrapped up a US tour, which included a sold out stop at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and a rave review from Rolling Stone.  We unfortunately missed seeing them this time around, so we’re hoping they’ll be back stateside soon!

The Strypes will be performing all over Europe through the Spring and Summer, check out the dates below!

The Strypes Summer 2014 European Tour Dates
April 10 – Belfast, Ireland – Limelight – Buy Tickets
April 11 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy – Buy Tickets
April 12 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy – Buy Tickets
April 14 – Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof – Buy Tickets
April 15 –  Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefaehrlich – Buy Tickets
April 16 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude. 9 – Buy Tickets
April 17 – Crans-Montana, Switerzland – Caprices Festival – Buy Tickets
April 19 –  Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg (Old Hall) – Buy Tickets
April 20 – Schijndel, Netherlands – Paaspop Festival – Buy Tickets
April 22 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique – SOLD OUT
April 23 – Tourcoing, France – Le Grand Mix – Buy Tickets
April 24 – Bourges, France – Festival Printemps de Bourges – Buy Tickets
April 26 – Bologna, Italy – Covo – Buy Tickets
April 27 – Lyon, France – Marche Gare – Buy Tickets
April 29 – Nantes, France – Stereolux Club – Buy Tickets
April 30 – Paris, France – Gaite Lyrique – Buy Tickets
May 02 – Murcia City, Spain – Estrella Levante SOS 4.8 – Buy Tickets
June 11 – Bergen, Norway – Bergenfest – Buy Tickets
June 13 – 15 – Newport, Isle of Wight – Isle of Wight Festival – Buy Tickets
June 27 – 29 – Bundoran, Ireland – Sea Sessions Festival – Buy Tickets
July 04 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival – Buy Tickets
July 04 – 06 – Sopron, Hungary – Volt Festival – Buy Tickets
July 27 – Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock – Buy Tickets
August 16 – 17 – Chelmsford, England – V-Festival – Buy Tickets
August 28 – Bingley, England – Bingley Music Live – Buy Tickets

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