Well known Irish band, ‘The Strypes’, have announced that they will celebrate the release of their new album ‘Little Victories’ by returning to play at Derry’s Nerve Centre on Wednesday, September 23.
The band recently knocked Ed Sheeran off the top of the Irish charts and also entered the top 20 of UK charts. The Derry date is one of only two Irish dates which will see the Cavan foursome play all four corners of the globe – including forthcoming dates in Argentina, Brazil and Japan.
Since June 2011, the band have been launching their explosive R&B assault on the clubs and festivals around the world. After signing to Rocket Music following a phone call from Sir. Elton John, the band signed a deal with Virgin/EMI. The label released their debut album September 2012, which landed in the Top 5 in the UK and Ireland. They were invited to perform on ‘Later with Jools Holland’ and were dubbed as the ‘hottest new band in the UK’ by the NME.
Speaking to the ‘Journal’ in the run-up to their 2014 Derry gig, the band said they owed a lot to ‘The Undertones.’
“There are a few bands who we would regard as having had a major influence on our music and ‘The Undertones’ is one of them,” said drummer, Evan.
‘Little Victories‘ is described as containing a broader musical range when compared to the young band’s 2013 debut album ‘Snapshot.’
Commenting on the new album, guitarist Josh McClorey said: “It’s just a progression. It’s like comparing what we were listening to when we were 12 and 13 to what we’re listening to now. It’s obviously going to be different.”
In addition to releasing their new album, 2015 saw the band tour with the world famous, ‘Foo Fighters’, become the youngest band to ever play Slane Castle and feature in Julien Temple’s acclaimed film ‘The Strypes: Best Thing Since Cavan,’ a deeply human story that explores the band’s evolution from toddlerhood, when they first began playing together, through the hard work and twists of fate that have catapulted them straight out of their small rural hometown to screaming crowds.
Support acts at the gig include ‘The Mighty Stef’. Tickets for ‘The Strypes’ live at the Nerve Centre cost £15 + booking fee and are on sale now at the Nerve Centre Box Office and online at www.nervecentre.org