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Our Krypton Son Feature In The Irish News Gig Guide

As part of the Caffe Nero mini-tour, Our Krypton Son are featured in the Irish News Gig Guide

Our Krypton Son Feature In The Daily Mirror Gig News And Listings

"Our Krypton Son, aka Chris McConaghy, is hailed as one of the most talented singer-songwriters around"

Our Krypton Son Weezer Cover

Chris McConaghy takes on the Weezer classic 'Buddy Holly' and converts it into a piece of pastoral pop. Shot in The Glassworks in Derry on an extremely cold March morning.

Watch 'Our Krypton Son's' "I See A Sadness" On RobMoro

The latest track is called "I See A Sadness", a delicate one for the Winter that’s in it.

"Fool For Love" Video By 'Our Krypton Son' Features in Robmoro

'Our Krypton Son' perform "Fool For Love" from the soon released ‘A Graveyard of Stars’ mini album.

Watch Our Krypton Son's new video 'Can't Make You Come Back' on RobMoro

'Our Krypton Son' will release their latest single "Can’t Make You Come Back" on 16 December. The single is the first to be taken from the band’s forthcoming mini album ‘A Graveyard Of Stars’.

Our Krypton Son Studio Session "Fool For Love" Feat. Sullivan & Gold

Sullivan & Gold joins Our Krypton Son for a lovely studio rendition of "Fool For Love" from upcoming mini album.

Our Krypton Son Releases New Single

"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'.

Our Krypton Son "I See A Sadness" Session Video

Another beautiful video from Our Krypton Son filmed in Smalltown America Studio, Derry. Edited by Paul Brown and his team from In Your Steps.

Our Krypton Son "Pretty Paper" Session Video

A festive treat from the pen of Willie Nelson.

Our Krypton Son Releases Video For Next Single

Thanks to Tristan Crowe for another beautiful video for Our Kryptons Son's upcoming single "Can't Make You Come Back" out 16th December.

We Are Noise Reviews Our Krypton Son New Single Gargantuan

"He’s back with a new single now and it’s cut from the same, superior pop music cloth."

Our Krypton Son New Video

Watch the beautiful video for "Gargantuan" directed by Tristan Crowe.

Solo Release From Another Planet - The Daily Mirror Feature OKS

"It's one of the best moments in music this year - truly remarkable..."

The Sunday Times OKS Album Review

"A softer, more grounded offering"

Alternative Ulster Reviews OKS Album

"Our Krypton Son remains one of the most accomplished debut albums from a Northern Irish singer-songwriter in some time." - Brian Coney

The Golden Plec Review OKS Album

"A radio friendly folk tune that packs a passionate punch, it’s the perfect opening track to any album"

Irish Independent Reviews OKS Debut Album

"What's not in doubt is McConaghy's ability to pen good pop tunes and that "Gargantuan", which has shades of Teenage Fanclub to it, does his cause the world of good." - Irish Independent

Our Krypton Son Is A Superman

"If we keep harping on about Our Kryton Son....It's for good reason." - The Mirror

OKS Videos From GiftedLive And Voted Irish Single Of 2012

"Catalonian Love Song" voted Irish Single of 2012 by Limerick Live 95FM, watch it live from GiftedLive

The Daily Star Give OKS Debut Album 4 Stars

The Belfast Telegraph Caught Up With OKS To Find Out A Little Bit More

“I just want to continue making music, playing gigs and keep on keeping on!”

Our Krypton Son Announced To Play At Acclaimed 'Other Voices' Festival, Dingle

Following their recent self-titled album release OKS will record a closed set show on Friday, 30th November, in The IMRO Other Room.

Goldenplec Review OKS Plutonium EP

"...The whole thing sounds like it was recorded in an echo chamber, or maybe in zero gravity. "

The Irish Times Review Our Krypton Son

"...laden with full-bodied, organic flourishes of guitar and sturdy piano riffs."

Stellar Night As OKS Plays Sandinos

Derry Journal feature on the OKS album launch show.

Our Krypton Son Screen Printing For Charity

The Irish News Talk To OKS Ahead Of His Album Launch Show

Our Krypton Son is the stage name of singer-song writer Chris McConaghy. To Launch his excellent new album, Chris and his band play a hometown gig in Derry tonight. He Talks to Brian Campbell

Our Kryton Son's Chris McConaghy Talks To AU Magazine

"McConaghy’s subtly evocative brand of piano-led songwriting bursts with aching melodies and unforgettable turns of phrase, proving as much unforgettable as it is inimitable."

The Stars Align For Our Krypton Son’s Debut

The Derry Journal Interview OKS

Our Krypton Son Comes To Belfast Music Week

"In 2012 McConaghy finds himself at the forefront of the current crop of confident, determined Northern Irish musicians who are attracting the attention of the global media, with an eponymous album garnering critical acclaim at home and abroad."

Wearenoise Reviews Our Kryton Son's Self Titled Album

"Simply wonderful!"

Hot Press Review OKS Debut Album

"...With the simplest of guitar mofits forming the foundation for a bright'n'breezy four minutes of near perfect off-kilter pop."

Our Krypton Son Announces Album And Tour

OKS will be releasing his debut album on 16th November. The Launch show will be held in Sandinos, Derry that night. Admission to the show will be FREE with your copy of the album!

OKS Gaming Feature In Hot Press Magazine

Chris explains why 'Graft Theft Auto: Vice City' is his favourite game

Hot Press Review "Catalonian Love Song"

'Dreamy, colourful, otherworldly...Clark Kent better watch his back, there's a new contender for the title of Krypton's most famous son'

"Catalonian Love Song" On Gerry Anderson's BBC Radio Ulster Show

"I think this is lovely...Everyone should go buy it" - Gerry Anderson

June 2012 Newsletter

Our Krypton Son Single Launch, Negative Pegasus support MAN FOREVER, LaFaro at Glasgowbury 2012, STA June Soundtrack and much more.

Meg.ie Review OKS 'Plutonium'

'A sensitive piano ballad full of yearning...like a smoothed-out Tom Waits song'

Daily Mirror Feature OKS' New Single 'Plutonium'

'Our Krypton Son are releasing a second single from their debut album and my, what a single it is.'

We Are Noise Review 'Plutonium'

'‘Plutonium’...is a soft piano ballad that drifts between a hushed Jeff Tweedy-style delivery and a growly Dennis Wilson-esque ode, complete with warped ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’ style studio effects. It’s short and sweet but delivered perfectly.'

Our Krypton Son's 'Plutonium' Out Now

Our Krypton Son's new single 'Plutonium' is released today exclusively on independentmusic.com

OKS' 'Plutonium' In AU News

Our Krypton Son's latest single 'Plutonium' released today

BBC Across The Line Review Our Krypton Son Supporting Vyvienne Long

'We are presented with an intimate, acoustic set. Chris McConaghy has a quiet and unassuming...his understated voice highlighting the melancholic nature of his songs.'

Our Krypton Son's 'Plutonium' On Electric Mainline

Our Krypton Son's new single 'Plutonium' gets play on Stephen McCauley's 'Electric Mainline' show

OKS Coloured Vinyls And BBC Airplay

'Plutonium' Limited Edition 7" Coloured Vinyls Arrive And Stuart Bailie Gives It Praise On BBC Radio Ulster's Late Show.

GigApe.com Review Our Krypton Son's 'Plutonium'

"Our Krypton Son have created a masterpiece. His new single 'Plutonium' depicts a delicate, almost otherwordly song that echoes dreams of a longed-for love - "Now that I met you from your kiss, the world I know is nothing but a lie."

HevyPetal.com Feature OKS's 'Plutonium'

"There isn't a central concept lyrically on the album - memory, time, love, death, work, jealousy - the usual shit really." - Chris

VenueOne.com Review OKS's 'Plutonium'

"A more introspective and bare form than previous single 'Catalonian Love Song', here he calls to mind the best of Blur’s sparse 'Out Of Time Eels' more poignant moments. Like those acts OKS cannot but help his pop instincts and this is a a well-crafted, fully realised song."

May 2012 Newsletter

Negative Pegasus sign to Smalltown, Pigstock Tshirt Exclusive, Free More Than Conquerors track and the inevitable 'much, much more' on this month's mailout!