Interview: The Strypes

Fashion / February 8, 2016
by Liam Boreham

By Liam Boreham

Irish rock band The Strypes were in Dublin recently to shoot the new scotts Menswear range and discuss their plans for 2016. The Irish quartet made up of Ross Farrelly, Josh McClorey, Peter O’Hanlon and Evan Walsh have gained a strong reputation for their fast-paced blues-inspired live performances.

Ahead of starting work on their eagerly anticipated third album, the Irish lads wore a wide range of new clothes including Fred Perry Harrington jackets, Pretty Green polo shirts and Lyle and Scott and adidas Originals coats. The band told us how they have known each other since their childhood growing up in County Cavan, Republic of Ireland.

“All our parents are friends, so we used to hang out with each other when we were kids,” said lead guitarist Josh McClorey. The band’s breakthrough album, Snapshot, came in 2013 and included hit tracks Blue Collar Jane and What A Shame.

The release lead to the band being touted as the next big thing in rock and roll and drummer Evan Walsh explained how their sound is a concoction of a mixture of influences.

“We have a lot of musical influences, the greatest probably being the Beatles and the Stones,” he said.

This year will see the Strypes write and release their third album and McClorey is eager to get back to work and is looking forward to what the new record will sound like.

The Strypes’ popularity has gone from strength to strength since they formed in 2010 and they have amassed some impressive famous fans along the way, including Elton John, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller.

Watch below for the full interview.

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