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Our Krypton Son

Biography

Chris McConaghy AKA Our Krypton Son hails from Derry, Northern Ireland where he first cut his first musical teeth with psychobilly art-rockers Red Organ Serpent Sound. Having graduated unscathed from those rambunctious ranks, Chris established his songwriting credentials as an acoustic solo act sharing stages with David Kitt, Gemma Hayes, Jape and Cashier No. 9 around the Irish club circuit. Gathering plaudits as a writer of note, Chris gathered close musician friends together in early 2010 to create Our Krypton Son and record a debut album of the same name, from which this lead single is taken. Recorded in a large industrial warehouse (an asphalt roofing factory to be precise) and produced by Sam Williams (Supergrass, Plan B, The Noisettes,...

Discography

  • Our Krypton Son - Our Krypton Son

    Our Krypton Son
    Our Krypton Son

    Tracklisting

    When I First Lay Dreaming
    Ill Wind
    Gargantuan
    Season In Hell
    Catalonian Love Song
    Sunlight In The Ashes
    Birds On The Skylight
    Twitch
    This Jealous Heart
    I'll Never Learn To Say Goodbye
    Plutonium

    Description

    Chris McConaghy aka Our Krypton Son hails from Derry, Northern Ireland where he first cut his first musical teeth with psychobilly art-rockers Red Organ Serpent Sound. Having graduated unscathed from those rambunctious ranks, Chris established his songwriting credentials as an acoustic solo act sharing stages with David Kitt, Gemma Hayes, Jape and Cashier No. 9 around the Irish club circuit. Gathering plaudits as a writer of note, Chris gathered close musician friends together in early 2010 to create Our Krypton son and record a debut album of the same name, from which this lead single is taken.


    Catalog

    STA102

    Release Date

    29 Oct 2012
  • Our Krypton Son - Catalonian Love Song

    Our Krypton Son
    Catalonian Love Song (Single)

    Tracklisting

    Catalonian Love Song (Album Version)
    Catalonian Love Song (Radio Edit)
    Somebody Elses Love

    Catalog

    STA091

    Release Date

    16 Jan 2012
  • Our Krypton Son - Plutonium

    Our Krypton Son
    Plutonium

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    Tracklisting

    PLUTONIUM
    NOWHERE
    AS I FADE AWAY

    Description

    'Plutonium' is a deftly crafted tale which showcases the vocal talent of Chris McConaghy in breathtaking fashion. Broken, vamped chords tumble over an aching lyric which describe perfectly the joy of falling in love (...again?). Images of boyhood flutter into view throughout the track and our singer's 'dreams of plutonium' are perhaps a metaphor for the elemental search for a soulmate.


    Catalog

    STA092

    Release Date

    14 May 2012
  • Our Krypton Son - Can't Make You Come Back

    Our Krypton Son
    Can't Come Back (Single)

    Tracklisting

    Can't Make You Come Back

    Description

    'Can't Make You Come Back' is the first single to be taken from Our Krypton Son's forthcoming mini album 'A Graveyard Of Stars'.

    An emotive paean to lost love, 'Can't Make You Come Back' sees Derry native Chris McConaghy return to our radio dials in gloriously sombre mood.

    The song's beautiful lyric offers the listener solace that with the passing of time, all things - even those that hurt deeply, will eventually pass. "Seems we're always on the run / Spinning circles round this pagan sun".

    Tinkling glockenspiel and delicate background vocals, frame this wonderful performance of a track that has become a fan favourite in Our Krypton Son sets.

    Shot on location in Co. Antrim, the clip (directed by Tristan Crowe) features Chris making his way through Whitepark Bay's winter beach and forest; intercut with our singer penning a last message for his lover, placing it in a bottle and casting it into the Atlantic. The closing shots are of a man, alone once again by a campfire enjoying a banana.

    Bananas are clearly the best cure for a broken heart if you live in Our Krypton Son's world.


    Catalog

    STA130

    Release Date

    16 Dec 2013
  • Our Krypton Son - Gargantuan

    Our Krypton Son
    Gargantuan

    Tracklisting

    Gargantuan
    Bring The Flood
    How Long Must I Dream

    Description

    Third single taken from the self-titled album 'Our Krypton Son'.


    Catalog

    STA122

    Release Date

    20 Jun 2013

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