On The Strypes’ sophomore album, Little Victories, Cavan, Ireland’s young rock ‘n’ blues revivalists’ exuberant joie de vivre continues apace. Building on the old-school Bo Diddley, The Yardbirds, and Dr. Feelgood blues-wailin’ influences of Snapshot, the lads also crib from The Jam, The Libertines, and Arctic Monkeys. The riff-tastic “I Need to Be Your Only” is an earworm that will stick with you for days, while the hooky “A Good Night’s Sleep and a Cab Fare Home” finds passionate vocalist Ross Farrelly bringing the northern soul as he sings, “I’ve got nothing but a keen eye for ya and a need to sin.” “Scumbag City” is the raucous foot-stomper that showcases guitarist Josh McClorey as the heir apparent to the late great Rory Gallagher. Rock out, and carry on, boys!
The Strypes Releases Sophomore Record
‘Little Victories’ Builds on Old-School Influences
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.