Review of The Strypes – Snapshot (Universal Music Canada)

The StrypesIs Irish band The Strypes going to save rock and roll? Considering the group boasts no members older than 18 years old that could be a lofty expectation. What is certain however is the smack down that the quartet brings on Snapshot. Evoking the ghosts of early Who in terms of energy and attitude, there is an overflowing confidence through each of the album’s 13 tracks. They deliver a raucous cover of Nick Lowe’s Heart Of The City while they call upon the spirits of The Yardbirds on I Can Tell. Soaked in a mix of blues and rock and roll, Snapshot is a most impressive debut effort.