The Strypes debut album, Snapshot, is out now and the Dublin-based quartet is blazing through on gig after another and gaining fans by the bundle including Ian McLagan of the Small Faces.

"I’m all over the Strypes at the moment, the little band from Ireland," said McLagan. "They are the future of rock ‘n’ roll, in my opinion.”  Strype fans include Elton John, Noel Gallagher, and Dave Grohl. You can expect more names to follow in short order.

"Essentially we’re four mates from Ireland who formed a band," drummer Perrie Cassie told Faster Louder. "I’ve known the others my whole life, we grew up together and were always playing at each other’s houses and all that. We were friends from birth really...and I think we were interested in the idea of forming a band from I’d say as early as eight or nine."

Bassist Jack Hadyn is seen on stage with his classic Epiphone Rivoli II bass as well as an Epiphone Viola. The lad's tour of Australia is sold out.  They will be back in the US--very briefly--in August before heading back to the UK.  Don't miss them at the 9:30 Club in Washington, Union Transfer in Philly, and the Sinclair in Boston.