The Strypes Snapshot on Import LP
The Strypes are a 4-piece rhythm and blues band hailing from Cavan, Ireland, formed in 2011 by Ross Farrelly (lead vocals/harmonica), Josh McClorey (lead guitar/vocals), Pete O’Hanlon (bass guitar/harmonica) and Evan Walsh (drums). The group has spent the past 18 months launching their explosive R&B assault on the clubs and festivals of Ireland, the UK and Europe, viciously hammering out a no-nonsense blues repertoire drawing from the songbooks of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Slim Harpo and more with the passion and venom of British blues groups such as Dr. Feelgood, The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones and The Animals.
Having already been met with critical acclaim from greats such as Jeff Beck and Paul Weller and been tipped by NME as the No. 1 new band to watch, it seems things can only get better for The Strypes with the release of their blistering full-length debut Snapshot. "Mystery Man," one of several original songs featured on the record, is a muscular rock song - crisp, fast and loud while "What The People Don't See" is pumped up with four on the floor drums and wailing harmonica. They also offer up covers of Nick Lowe's "Heart of the City" and two blues classics, "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover" and "Rollin' & Tumblin.'"
"The Strypes operate according to their own calendar, maps and hunger, jumping oceans and decades for their lessons and inspiration." - David Fricke, Rolling Stone
"A short and sweet coming of age album." - Dan Stubbs, NME
The Strypes Snapshot Track Listing:
1. Mystery Man
2. Blue Collar Jane
3. I'm A Hog For You Baby
4. What The People Don't See
5. She's So Fine
6. I Can Tell
7. Angel Eyes
8. Perfect Storm
9. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
10. What A Shame
11. Hometown Girls
12. Heart Of The City
13. Rollin' And Tumblin'