"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."
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"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."
"It completely defies the boundaries of genre and leaves the listener feeling somewhat dumbfounded."
"I've heard lots of bands say that their new album is more mature, and I never really understood the concept. Now I do. There's just something more with these songs. They're more honest and more raw. We're maturing as people, so it makes sense that our music comes along with us."
"...With the simplest of guitar mofits forming the foundation for a bright'n'breezy four minutes of near perfect off-kilter pop."
"...Unique barrage of rhythm and fuzz, with the same stab of power chord looped until it hurts."
"It’s honest, loud, catchy and it’s your kind of music.’ I think that should be enough to sell it to them."
"'Looming' mixes doom and noise in a disturbing, yet spellbinding sound that pushes boundaries. Sweet-sour and prickly, just as we like it."
"It's a vigorous debut from Negative Pegasus, sometimes drifting off into long, meandering experimental soundscapes, and all the signs of positive things to come."
"A polished slab of moodily modern alt rock/pop..."
"Its just what the doctor ordered, a kick up the jacksy music.Top stuff."
More Than Conquerors discuss origins, their debut album and local talent.
Yet I reckon if you left this playing in a room at a reasonable volume, it’d soon strip the walls.
"'Looming' chews you up and spits you out without any regard for your wellbeing, and its bone-crushing noise-rock cares not for your delicate ears."
"The tracks on debut album Looming weave between primordial bone-shakers, stretched-out growls and ethereal retro-pop nuggets."
"...It is hard to overemphasise just how exciting 'Looming' is as a debut record."
"Positively fizzing with off-kilter studio wizardry reminiscent of Can and Dungen... brimming with space-echo vocals and lashings of killer riffs."
"With looping drum arrangements, distorted, echoing vocals and swirling guitar feedback, the band creates unexpected beauty from the dark and murky world of noise."
"And like the Frankensteinian monster it is, debut album ‘Looming’ wanders around, clumsy and aimless, smashing the shit out of anything in its path; mostly, your ears."
"'Looming' is a blend of hard and heavy electronica, stirred in with all manner of riffage. Just imagine Daft Punk with plenty more guitar and we'll be singing from the same hymn sheet."
"A sonic blast of twin guitars interlocked in a clashing competition of dissonant riffing through a relentless 'Mo Tucker' pounding groove."
"Great single from this Brighton three-piece who sound like Krautrockers Can at their woozy pyschy, drone-rocky best. It's built round a nagging, insistent groove and their focus remains true."
"The tracks on debut album 'Looming' weave between primordial bone-shakers, stretched-out growls and ethereal retro-pop nuggets."
"...Please join me on a descriptive journey through our debut album 'Looming'. Ok, I'm having to download it..."
"Negative Pegasus will melt down all your shit records with lethal vibrations."
"I don’t necessarily feel that music has to be ethereal to be “psych”, it can be super harsh and guttural too… I guess it depends what kind of visions you're hoping to invoke."
"Neg Peg have the noble ambition of wanting ‘people that have heard Negative Pegasus not to be able to hear anything else because they are now deaf and/or insane.’"
"'Looming' is a record that can turn contemporary UK rock upside down."
"Ones to look out for’ over the next year or so..."
"This is, for lack of a better phrase, some heavy shit."
"It’s dark and droning, but anyone will find it difficult to resist being pulled in by the twists and turns."
So what is a negative Pegasus? A horse with no horn?
"Melting Our Consciousness Into A Slippery Field Of Kaleidoscopic Vision"
This is the sound of a band in sonic meltdown, yet so impossibly in control as their sci-fi psychedelia hits the spot.
"Negative Pegasus are calling what they do repetition rock - and never has a style been so aptly named or clung to.."
'Floating Omen' is taken from the Brighton band's forthcoming debut album 'Looming' and will come out through Smalltown America Records this month.
"Axis Of declared their intention to play shows in each of Ireland's 32 counties."
The 4O5 on Looming's "characteristic sense of impending danger"
"I have a sneaking fondness for music that sounds like your [record] player is broken..."
""Pyschic Energy’s" Sabbath meets Refused squall all the way to "Visitations" apocalyptic, feedback soaked climax. "
'The band flitter between the sounds of the noisy, the kraut, the math, the psychedelic and even the drone to create something interesting, unusual, and unique'
''Looming' is a blend of hard and heavy electronica, stirred in with all manner of riffage. Just imagine Daft Punk with plenty more guitar' - 3/5
'A sonic blast of twin guitars interlocked in a clashing competition of dissonant riffing through a relentless 'Mo Tucker' pounding Groove'
Derry swear words, collective penile length and who would win between a monkey and a bear with knives. Oh, and there's a bit about music too...
Negative Pegasus' second single from their upcoming debut album 'Looming gets its first exposure through The 405
'Sullivan and Gold[s] songwriting quality blows everyone away on what is essentially their first gig.'
'It's hard sometimes when you review so much to stay excited when you see a handful of genres and other band names on a press release, you become jaded pretty fast; thankfully Brighton trio Negative Pegasus cut through any and all crap with this fantastic single release of ballsy psych' - 10/13
'[LaFaro] unleash a troika of songs that few local bands have it in their arsenal to match. ‘The Ballad of Burnt Dave’, ‘Sucking Diesel’ and ‘Tupenny Nudger’ are delivered with the band’s typical acerbic abandon ensuring that a set which had threatened to veer of course remains a triumph.'