Friday, November 29, 2013

America; prepare to meet The Strypes

The Strypes in March 2013. Photo credit: Jill Furmanovsky
This past August I was in Dublin, Ireland and had the fantastic chance to catch Blur in concert. Because I got to the Irish Museum of Modern Art early, I also got to see and was very impressed by the rousing spirit of the opening band on the bill, Ireland's own emerging pub-rock champs The Strypes (read my review of that show here). Now comes word that the band is set to arrive here in the U.S. in connection with the release of Blue Collar Jane. Here is how you can learn more about the promising young outfit:


Roughneck Irish rhythm and blues band The Strypes have confirmed their debut US EP, Blue Collar Jane, coming out January 21, 2014 on Photo Finish Records.  It features 3 hard-charging originals plus a ferocious version of Nick Lowe's "Heart Of The City."  They've appeared on Jools Holland, been praised by NME and deemed "the most thrilling live band in the UK" by Q Magazine.

You can learn more about the Strypes and check out a number of videos featuring the band via their official Web site:

The Strypes' debut album Snapshot was released last month in the UK and hailed as "one dizzying burst of energy after another" by The Independent.  It debuted in the Top 5 in the UK and Japan.  They are currently on a UK and European arena tour with Arctic Monkeys.

'Blue Collar Jane' EP, produced by Chris Thomas (Beatles, Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols) - out Jan 21:
1.  Blue Collar Jane
2.  Hometown Girls
3.  What The People Don't See
4.  Heart Of The City

Jan 20 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Place
Jan 22 - NYC, NY - The Studio @ Webster Hall
Jan 24 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Jan 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour


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