The Strypes will return to Preston to play LiVe inside Preston Guild Hall on June 29.Advertisement
It’s the second time they’ve played the city, after they hit 53 Degrees as part of a sold-out tour three years ago.
Formed seven years ago in Cavan, Ireland, the four piece quickly became a huge name in the music business, bursting onto the scene before we knew what had hit us. They were touring at age 15 and are now all between 18 and 20.
Integrating themselves into the big leagues came as no surprise for fans of the band, as the boys found themselves sharing the stage with the likes of Arctic Monkeys and The Courteneers before progressing onto their own headline tours across the world.
Yet their new album tour sees them step back into some of the smaller venues.
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They say: “They [smaller venues] are just different to festivals, in a smaller venue you can see the eyes in the audience.
“We’re really excited to play there [Preston] again, its been about three years since we’ve been so it’ll be good to play the city again in a new venue, sometimes its just good to take a step back.”
Talking about their new album, Spitting Image (released June 16), they say: “It was recorded in the same room as Bohemian Rhapsody.
“We’ve been lucky enough to work with Ethan Jones who has worked with the likes of Kings of Leon, he’s taught us a lot.”
Their age has been a hot topic since they appeared on the scene, showing more talent and fire than some artists twice their age. Now, in their late teens and early twenties they are able to reflect on how this affected them: “We definitely felt as if we had to prove ourselves a bit more but in all honesty we never let it bother us.”
The Strypes play LiVe on June 29. Tickets are still available here.