THE world’s top record companies are reputedly chasing mod-rockers The Strypes - a four-piece from Cavan, most of whom have yet to see their 16th birthday.
If you haven’t seen them in the flesh, you’d be entitled to be sceptical, but this thrilling beat-quartet, who wowed the masses and this reporter with not one, but three gigs at Electric Picnic this summer, simply have to be seen to be believed.
An incendiary live prospect billed the hottest unsigned band in the UK (NME), the Strypes mix the attitude and look of the Rolling Stones with the inventive musicianship of the Beatles and the Kinks - amazingly, their maturity belies their tender years.
The Can’t Judge A Book stars, who performed new single Blue Collar Jane on the Late Late last Friday, are quite simply mod-sensations with an incredible future.
They play Dolan’s this Sunday night after a prized Other Voice appearance, and will also appear at the Carols For All gig on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in the University Concert Hall.