The year is 2013.
We're more than a decade into the 21st century, a place officially designated 'the future' by the accepted canon of pop culture. So how have four teenagers from Ireland managed to turned rhythm 'n' blues into the hottest sound in town?
The Strypes might possess nary a razor between them, but the fresh-faced four-some have clearly mastered the knack of sounding like they're playing with fire in their belly and bourbon on their lips.
Debut album 'Snapshot' is out this week, and Clash Editor-In-Chief Simon Harper was enraptured. "With such infectious energy, and lyrics capturing the timeless topics of youth, really: what’s not to like?"
Set to smash into the charts this weekend, The Strypes are celebrating with work, work and more work. Set to play Camden this evening (September 12th) the band have prepared a special clip for anyone who can't gab hold of a ticket.
Caught live in performance, the band are shown blasting through that old warhorse 'You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover'. Originally written by Bo Diddley, the track became a staple of the British R&B boom and was famously covered by The Rolling Stones.
The Strypes have a punk energy, though, an honesty in their performance which is matched to their youth.
Watch it now.
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'Snapshot' is out now.
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