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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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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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