By Lucy Howell
The Strypes are a rhythm and blues 4-piece made up of Ross Farrelly (vocals), Evan Walsh (drums), Peter O’Hanlon (bass), and Josh McClorey (guitar).
Hailing from Cavan in Ireland, the young rockers, aged 15 to 17, have already made their mark in the UK after their appearance on Later… Live with Jools Holland this week, where they played their debut single Blue Collar Jane.
They have also sparked an interest from fellow musicians Noel Gallagher and Elton John and supported the Modfather, Paul Weller.
Influenced by the likes of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, The Yardbirds and The Rolling Stones, they seem well beyond their years.
Signed to Mercury records, the band released their Blue Collar Jane EP on 28th March. It will also be available on vinyl on record store day, April 20th. Watch the video for the single from the band’s official YouTube page below:
Last month it was confirmed that The Strypes will play Glastonbury as well as Live at Leeds this summer.
The band is currently recording their debut album (yet to be named) with producer Chris Thomas (The Beatles, Sex Pistols). It is due for release September 16th 2013. You can pre-order the album here.
Their shows are selling out fast. If you want to catch them live, check out their tour dates here.