- 10 Oct 13
At an age when most are worrying about impending Leaving Certs, facial blemishes and the mysteries of the opposite sex, The Strypes are playing Glastonbury and being acclaimed by the likes of Dave Grohl and Elton John. With debut album Snapshot just released, they talk to Craig Fitzpatrick about their extraordinary rise – and why rock and roll is here to stay.
What a difference a year makes. My first encounter with Cavan quartet The Strypes came about in September 2012, in a Stradbally field. Drafted in at the last moment to interview the lads in the Hot Press Chatroom, and unfamiliar with their oeuvre at the time, I was given some well-intentioned pointers by a friend and fan beforehand – “They’re like a miniature Beatles! Ask them about that!”
The Strypes’ debut album, Snapshot, is out now. For video interviews, accoustic session and photo galleries, check out hotpress.com