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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!

GoldenPlec.ie List OKS Dublin Show

'This Sunday will see hotly tipped act from up north, Our Krypton Son heading down south to play at The Stags Head Raw.'

The Metaphorical Boat Review OKS's 'Plutonium'

'It's piano and vocal style calling to mind Suede's "By the Sea", with a vocal style that seems to sit somewhere in the murky water between E from Eels and Damon Albarn.'

Folk & Tumble Review Our Krypton Son

Folk And Tumble review Chris McConaghy supporting The Leisure Society in Belfast.

OKS At Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival

Our Krypton Son to play a number of solo shows at this year's Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival.

Our Krypton Son On BBC Vinyl Takeover

'Sunlight In The Ashes' on BBC Radio Ulster.

Our Krypton Son Featured In Hot Press Magazine

'The album should also come embossed with a 'Made In Derry' stamp...It's a blazing affirmation of his decision to stay in the north-west.'

Our Krypton Son & Feldberg Still On Top At RTE

Our Krypton Son's 'Catalonian Love Song' and Feldberg's 'Dreamin'' remain in RTE Radio 1's 'A' playlist.

Our Krypton Son In Session For BBC Introducing

Chris pops into Philly Taggart's BBC Radio 1 Introducing Northern Ireland Show for a chat and some tunes.

The Big List Interview Our Krypton Son

''Catalonian Love Song' has spread virulently through the airwaves, infecting listeners with its neo, old-fangled charm.'

Our Krypton Son On BBC Radio Ulster

'Catalonian Love Song' played on Ralph McLean's 'Legendary Voices' Show last night on BBC Radio Ulster.

The Irish News Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'Chris’s crooning here sounding a lot like the dulcet tones of the one and only Ian ‘Bunnymen’ McCulloch – high praise indeed.'

Our Krypton Son In VenueOne.com's 'Ones To Watch' Guide 2012

'Trying to give an exact description of Our Krypton Son’s music is like trying to play a game of pin the tail on the donkey, when you and the donkey are drunk.'

Our Krypton Son And Feldberg On RTÉ Radio 1 Playlist

Our Krypton Son's 'Catalonian Love Song' and Felberg's 'Dreamin'' on RTÉ Radio 1's A Playlist.

The Irish News Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'A rich, lush ballad with a groove.'

Our Krypton Son's Airwave Assault

It's been a super-busy month for Our Krypton Son with the release of his debut single 'Catalonian Love Song'. Here's a snippet of what he's been up to and what the reaction has been.

Catalonian Love Song on Today FM

Our Krypton Son's 'Catalonian Love Song' on Paul McLoone's Show

Meg Magazine Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

''Catalonian Love Song' is a smooth piano ballad sung by McConaghy with a voice like chocolate.'

The Derry Journal Talk STA

The Derry Journal talks about the STA Showcase in Dublin as part of Independence Month.

Our Krypton Son On Downtown Radio

Our Krypton Son makes it onto Downtown Radio's playlist.

The Irish Times Talk Independence Month 2012

This month the Crawdaddy in Dublin host a festival dedicated to various independent labels and organisations.

All Gone Pop Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'His vocals have something of an old school charm, there’s a smoky feel to them and the fact he actually sounds somewhat forlorn is definitely appreciated.' - 7/10

STA Takeover On RTE

Well, not quite. LaFaro and Our Krypton Son anyway...

'Catalonian Love Song' On BBC Radio Ulster

Our Krypton Son's 'Catalonian Love Song' on Ralph McLean's 'Legendary Voices' show on BBC Radio Ulster.

VenueOne.com Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'McConaghy’s whiskey drenched vocals are spot on and pin everything in place.'

GigApe.com Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'Smokey, soulful and skillfully crafted, Catalonian Love Song fantasizes a landscape of momentarily glimpsed secret lovers gliding through the side streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.'

'Catalonian Love Song' On BBC Radio Ulster

Our Krypton Son's 'Catalonian Love Song' on The Late Show With Stuart Bailie

STA Showcase In AU Gig Guide

Smalltown America and +4 Records head up 'Independence Month' at the Crawdaddy, Dublin.

'Catalonian Love Song' On BBC Introducing NI

Philly Taggart plays Our Krypton Son's 'Catalonian Love Song' on his BBC Introducing in Northern Ireland show.

Our Krypton Son Featured In The Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror talk to Chris about the release of his debut single 'Catalonian Love Song' and the STA Showcase at 'Independence Month' in Dublin.

January 2012 Newsletter

Jonny Black's Bionic ankle, New Year's Resolutions, Our Krypton Son Single Release Date, STA vs +4 Independence Week Show in Dublin and the usual ...'more' in this month's STA newsletter :)

Our Krypton Son Featured In The Sunday World

"It's early days, but everything is going great so far." - Chris

STA Showcase In The Sunday World

The STA Showcase at 'Independence Month' in Dublin gets a feature in this week's Sunday World.

STA 'Independence Month' Showcase In The Sunday World

STA Showcase in Dublin makes it into The Sunday World's Gig Guide. Fighting With Wire headlines the showcase alongside Our Krypton Son, More Than Conquerors and many more.

Our Krypton Son On Steve Lamacq

Our Krypton Son's 'Catalonian Love Song' gets played on Steve Lamacq's Radio 2 show.

Two PSB10 Acts Make It Into Glasgow PodcArt's Watch List

'Our Krypton Son and United Fruit both make it into Glasgow Podcart's 'Ones To Watch 2012'

The Metaphorical Boat Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'Lush strings and a recurring piano riff make this one of the most ambitious songs to come out Derry in a long time.'

Smalltown America At Independence Month 2012

The Irish Times talk about 'Independence Month' in Dublin next week

GigApe.com Interview Our Krypton Son

"No one with any integrity that does what we do started doing it to become rich and I suppose to have some measure of critical success would be the main goal." - Chris

Our Krypton Son Featured In AU Magazine

''Catalonian Love Song' is an artful slice of quirk-pop, replete with intuitive songwriting, delicate and nuance instrumentation and a melody capable of lassoing and capturing event the most resistant heart.'

'Catalonian Love Song' Included On 'Barry Gruff's Irish Songs Of 2011'

Our Krypton Son shares the bill with such acts as Cashier No. 9, Jape, and Cheap Freaks.

Our Krypton Son Featured In The Sentinel

"It doesn’t suggest a certain style of music or artist, which I’m a fan of" - Chris

Culture NI Our Krypton Son Feature

'Derry-born Chris McConaghy on 'striving to obtain a big, dreamy sound'.

GoldenPlec Talk 'Catalonian Love Song'

'A gentle and carefully crafted piece which I think you will want to come back to again and again.'

Noise Magazine Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'The whole thing is catchy as hell and you’ll find yourself humming it loudly all day.'

Derry Journal Our Krypton Son Feature

"It’d be brilliant if we were successful enough so I could pack in the unfulfilling day job at some point and just be a self employed songwriter! This time next year, Rodders...” - Chris

AU Magazine Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'The sweep and sway of ‘Catalonian Love Song’ is redolent of Richard Hawley, or the Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner at his most contemplative. Very promising indeed.'

Our Krypton Son - Catalonian Love Song

'Catalonian Love Song' Out Now

Introducing the latest member of the Smalltown America family - Our Krypton Son.