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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 Friday Five: Best Concerts of 2014

We definitely shattered our record for most concerts attended in a single year in 2014.  While we loved each and every show, and it was nearly impossible to narrow it down to 5 favorites, here are the ones that stood out.

1. Hunter Hayes – 24 Hour Road Race – Palace Theatre – Stamford, CT
We ended up seeing Hunter more than any other artist this year – 7 times in total.  Impressive, considering on his past tours he came nowhere near NYC so we had no hopes of attending.  Hunter, if you’re reading this, please keep coming to New York.  We love you.  Of all the shows, among them the We Are Not Invisible Tour, Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, Arthur Ashe Kids Day, and so on, the most memorable was definitely the 24 Hour Road Race.  True, it was a short concert, but the record-breaking goal gave an added level of excitement, and now we can officially say we were part a Guinness World Record.  Oh, but we can’t forget that time he performed “Storm Warning” right in front of us…

2. Austin Mahone – MTV Artist To Watch Tour – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
We also had a hard time deciding which Austin show to pick, but this show wins since it was Austin’s first big headlining tour.  This show earned him his nickname of the “one man boyband,” due to his on point choreography.  We don’t have many videos of Austin performing, because it’s literally impossible to not dance along, but we managed to get one at his Mets Post-game concert later in the year.

3. Dan + Shay – Where It All Began Tour – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
“Where It All Began” is hands down our favorite album of 2014.  While we saw Dan + Shay for the first time on the We Are Not Invisible Tour with Hunter Hayes, this was our first time seeing them play with a full band.  We were blown away by how passionate and talented they are, and how much they genuinely love performing.  Dan + Shay are so much fun to see live (seriously, the entire audience sings every word), and they make it special every time we see them.  We can’t wait for their next headlining tour in 2015!

4. 5SOS – Stars, Stripes & Maple Syrup Tour – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
This might get the prize for one of the hottest concerts of 2014.  We were shocked when we scored a pair of tickets to this show! It had been such a long time since we went to a “pop punk” show that this finally made us remember why we fell in love.  5SOS have such great energy and they put on an incredible show to the sold out crowd.  Calum, Luke, Ashton, and Michael owned the stage and had everyone singing along to every word, even though the band had yet to release their album in the US.

5. The Strypes – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Whenever we write about The Strypes, we feel like nothing can do justice to how insanely talented and incredible these guys are.  All four members hail from Ireland and are under the age of 20, yet they play some serious rhythm and blues.  We had never really seen grown men fangirl until this concert.  That’s how good these guys are.  We were floored by their musicianship, and some absolutely insane harmonica solos.

Bonus: 106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam – Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
This gets the runner up place because of it’s awesome lineup: Austin Mahone, Cody Simpson, New Hollow, Midnight Red, AJR, and so on. Summer Jam definitely had something for everyone! The number of acts and the variety contributed to the “festival” feeling of this show, along with bonding with the people sitting around you for the entire day.  We hope Summer Jam will be back next year!

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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The Friday Five: New Bands That Rock

In the past, we’ve brought you new bands from across the pond, our favorite boy bands, and even our top favorite country artists. This week, we want to formally introduce you to five bands that rock!  All of these artists have a knack for writing a catchy rock song, with their own unique sound.

1 – Born Cages
We’ve featured this Brooklyn based band before and we’ve been lucky enough to see them play more than a few times. As we near the release of their next single, please enjoy one of our favorite songs from “The Sidelines EP“.

2 – New Hollow
This Ohio trio has worked their way into our playlists ever since the 106.1 BLI Summer Jam a few weekends ago. Catchy, grungy, perfect summer throwback sound – New Hollow has it all! Don’t miss these guys on tour this summer. Watch the official video for their single, “She Ain’t You” below.


3 – Action Item
Hailing from New Jersey, Action Item aren’t technically new, but that doesn’t stop them from rocking their way onto our Friday Five list! These guys are dropping a new single called “We’ll Be Fine” on June 24th and we can’t wait to hear what they’ve been up to. They’ll be on tour with MKTO all summer so be there or be square!


4 – The Strypes
The only band on this list from the UK, The Strypes are definitely ones to watch.  After a chance encounter with their name in an ad in Rolling Stone , we checked out their music and instantly knew these guys were on to something.  We love The Strypes cheeky lyrics on their debut album “Snapshot” and it’s about time the US has another proper British rock invasion!  Watch the official video for “What A Shame” below.

5 – Wild Party
One of the five finalists in this years iHeartRadio and Macy’s Rising Star Competition, Wild Party is definitely on the up and up. Their single “When I Get Older” sounds like Rooney and Phantom Planet – just what we need to blast in our car with the windows down and the sunroof open! Catch Wild Party at a free in-store performance at Macy’s in Northridge, CA on June 21st.

 

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