The Strypes are bringing back the old sound

The Strypes
The Strypes

The Strypes are four teenagers from Cavan in Ireland, and the lads are only between 14-16 years old which is truly amazing. Some may argue that they bring the raw sound the Beatles would have been making 50 years ago, and their lead track from their first EP, “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover” is receiving enormous airplay. They may be young but they’ve sure got talent with inspiration from The Kinks, The Beatles and Billy Boy Arnold and among many others.

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They have been given much support from Radio Stations such as Today FM, 2Fm, Dublin’s 98 and regional stations has been also been massive. Even names as Glen Hansaard and Tommy Tiernan have tweeted support to the group, and they have appeared on The Late Late Show a few times already. Even the pop legend Elton John turned up at the 100-capacity Fitzherberts pub in central Brighton to watch the band play. They signed a record deal with Mercury Records in 2012, which is the same label that John worked with under the remix album with Pnau, ‘Good Morning To The Night’.

The band started in 2010 and as the band member Evan Walsh have tweeted “All the support we’ve been getting so far has been fantastic.” With the band already getting so much attention, they could have a bright future. In an interview with Sabotage Times they said that they get their inspiration from bands and artists like Miles Kane, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Heavy, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis and Vintage Trouble.

This exciting band brings Rock n Roll/Beat back to its original era, with major influences from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. These young guys are set to take Ireland and the rest of the world with storm, and they have dates confirmed at home and abroad. They are proud of their covers and a new single which comes out in the spring will be one of their own songs which is called “Blue Collar Jane.” If the recording is as good as the live performance on The Late Late Show, we are in for a treat.

Stay tuned with new songs from this amazing band, and while you wait, check out their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

The members of the band
Ross Farrelly: lead vocals, harmonica and percussion
Josh McClorey: lead guitar, keyboards and vocals 
Pete O’Hanlon: bass and harmonica
Evan Walsh: drums

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About Camilla Lingaas 13 Articles
Journalism student at Griffith College Dublin. Have a passion for music and everything evolving it!


  1. They’re a really good band. Impressive for such a young age! I bet they’ll have a pretty nice music career in head 🙂

  2. I pretty much listen to all the artists you have written about on the Circular now, good job and keep the recommendations coming!

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