The Strypes' independent success sparked attention from labels, and after joining Elton John's Rocket Music management company, they signed to Mercury Records late in 2012. Around this time, the band's gigs in the U.K. earned them other big-name fans, including Noel Gallagher, Jeff Beck, Paul Weller, Dave Grohl, and Roger Daltrey.
March 2013 saw the release of their first single for Mercury, "Blue Collar Jane," and that June The Strypes supported the Arctic Monkeys on that band's tour through the U.K. and Germany. The "What a Shame" single followed in July, with the band's first full-length, Snapshot (which they worked on with Beatles and Sex Pistols producer Chris Thomas), arriving in September.
After touring Snapshot through 2014, the group recorded its second album, Little Victories, which appeared in August 2015. Another round of touring followed through 2016 and the band returned in June 2017 with its third album, Spitting Image.