The Strypes new single You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover and What a Shame have progressed beyond their cover-filled sets to produce an album Indebted to their three-chord influences, the Irish act’s short, sharp songs are frenetic and faithfully redolent of the staunch ’60s UK R&B boom that bore The Yardbirds and the Stones. ‘She’s So Fine’ is flagrant teenage lusting, ‘Angel Eyes’ a biting blues shuffle, whilst the thick punky guitars of ‘What A Shame’ are incited by Pistols producer Chris Thomas. With such infectious energy, and lyrics capturing the timeless topics of youth, really: what’s not to like? Harmonica sales will soar. clash