For all the hype, the bluster, the media frenzy The Strypes remain four young lads from Ireland.
Playing rhythm 'n' blues in their spare time, the band have managed to go from tiny shows in their local venues to massive headline dates within twelve months.
New EP '4 Track Mind' is out now, with The Strypes continually to find their feet as songwriters. New cut 'Hard To Say No' is steeped in early 70s blues rock - think Free with a cheeky Irish swagger, or Rory Gallagher with a punk edge.
The video for the track features footage shot at some recent hometown shows. Displaying the frenzied energy of their live set, the clip also finds The Strypes re-visiting their early rehearsal room.
Watch it now.
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'4 Track Mind' is out now. The Strypes have confirmed the following shows:
11 Cambridge Junction
12 Brighton Concorde 2 (SOLD OUT)
13 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
15 Bristol Bierkeller (SOLD OUT)
16 Birmingham The Library at The Institute (SOLD OUT)
17 Leeds Met University
18 Glasgow The Garage (SOLD OUT)
20 Liverpool East Village Arts Centre (SOLD OUT)
21 Manchester Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)
22 Sheffield The Leadmill (SOLD OUT)