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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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The Strypes USA Tour Dates & “4 Track Mind” EP Out Now!

Let’s be real:  When you hear the phrase “teenage band from the UK,” you probably cringe.  If that’s the case, you haven’t heard of The Strypes yet, one of our favorite new artists.  The Strypes have a sound way beyond their years, drawing influences from The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones and The Animals.  It’s hard to believe they are all under 18 years old.  Their debut album, “Snapshot,” is available on iTunes now, and they just released the “4 Track Mind” EP in the US today.  Listen to their track “Hard To Say No” below.

We unfortunately missed their sold-out album release show in NYC last March, which Rolling Stone raved about.  Since the talented quartet hail from the Ireland, we weren’t sure when we’d get a chance to see them again.   Lucky for us (and you) they are back in the US this week for a string of shows, including stops at the 9:30 Club and Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Check out the dates below and don’t miss your chance to see them!

The Strypes US Tour Dates
August 19th – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
August 20th – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
August 22nd – The Sinclair – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
August 23rd – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets

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