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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.

Axis Of Are BBC's Ones To Watch For 2011

"You'll never know what they might do to your impending spasmodically convoluted body."

LaFaro's 'Easy Meat' In Clash Magazine's Highlights of 2011

'An 18 track razor sharp punk rock filled album'

Contact Music Review 'Easy Meat'

'This album is less a calm blue ocean, and more a flaming chasm in the deepest depths of hell...These songs are truly punishing, and would probably start riots if you played them loud enough. There is no respite here.'

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.'

Axis Of Talk To AU About Their Debut Album, Van Crashes And Katy Perry

"I was in the top-bunk watching 'Toy Story' on an iPod..."

Noise Magazine Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

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

The Irish News Review 'Boots & Bones'

'In car terms, they’re like a Toyota Prius equipped with a gas guzzling V8 and spidemobile-spec exhaust system...No, I haven’t been drinking – but I plan on it, probably while giving 'Boots & Bones' another listen.'

Fighting With Wire Back On Tour

Fighting With Wire announce new tourdates with post-hardcore heroes Helmet!

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

I Review Rock Review 'Boots & Bones'

'They are young and can produce catchy pop-punk songs, but also seem to have a maturity in their song writing abilities.'

'Boots & Bones' PanicDots Review

The band's most theological review to date...

DaMusic.be Feature On LaFaro At Eurosonic 2012

'The Pixies at their most dangerous, Big Black with pepper up their asses...'

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.'

LaFaro Interview And Performance On 'Community of Independents'

Jonny and Dave talk to Community of Independents about why they got into music, touring, and what they think of the modern music industry.

Terrorizer Magazine Review LaFaro's London Show

'It's clear that all they give a shit about is rock.'

'Boots & Bones' Culture NI Review

'With as much mosh-pit fodder as there are contagious sing-alongs, More Than Conquerors' ever-strengthening canon is laying the groundwork for some memorable shows.'

'Boots & Bones' GigApe.com Review

'A dangerously sexy follow up to their eponymous debut.'

'Boots & Bones' Boost The Music Review

'Thought provoking lyrics, epic instrumentation and production to die for.' - 8/10

'Boots & Bones' Denouments Review

'Pounding drums and fist-high choruses.'

'Meat Wagon' A Short Fanzine About Rocking Review

'A bouncy and beautifully incoherent masterpiece.'

Love Music; Love Life Talk To More Than Conquerors

'Its the fact that we are signed to a great label and are working hard at it that makes us all feel proud.'

'Boots & Bones' Glasswerk Review

'Boots & Bones isn’t a disposable snapshot of a band at a certain point in time as most EP’s tend to be. It’s a fully realised work, an exhilarating listen that gets better with every spin. Riveting.'

Thumped Review 'Boots & Bones'

'There's no real reason why these lads shouldn't be big.'

'Boots & Bones' AU Review

'It might seem like a strange thing to say of a release by a four-piece indie-rock band, but More Than Conquerors' latest EP is actually rather refreshing.' - 7/10

'Public Service Broadcast 10' Rock Sound Review

'Finally there's the Smalltown America 'Public Service Broadcast #10' compilation, ten new tracks from ten fine musical specimens. We love Smalltown America and you should too!'

'Public Service Broadcast 10' 5-Star Artrocker Review!

'Northern Irish independent label Smalltown America are home to so many 'under the radar gems', it can be hard to keep up.' - 5/5

'Public Service Broadcast 10' The Irish Star Review

'A Broad range of styles which showcase the best that the Irish Indie imprint has to offer.' - 4/5

'Boots & Bones' AllGonePop Review

'Punchy angular riffs stand on edge, hang and drop into tighter dirty grooves.' - 6/10

GoldenPlec.com Review The 'Boots & Bones' EP

'Raging hooks and vocals omitting more sparks than a welder’s wand.'

NI Daily Mirror Mention

Nice wee mention for Feldberg on their upcoming Irish tour.

'Boots & Bones' HarmlessNois Review

'An accomplished offering that hears them blend their heavy persuasions with the right kind of energy for intimate gigs, providing plenty to kick, spit and sing along to.'

Our Zone Magazine Feature LaFaro

'The vocals are a dirty meaty filling of a sublime rock band.'

Glasswerk More Than Conquerors Interview

"...it was loud, packed and sweaty. Perfect." - MTC

Soundsphere Magazine Talk To More Than Conquerors

"So far it's been a real success amongst our fans and from press. Here's hoping it continues.” - MTC

Hotpress Magazine Review Public Service Broadcast: 10

“We started our label with a grand ideal – that of ‘art over everything."

Bluesbunny.com Talk To The More Than Conquerors Guys

"There's more riffs than there used to be and more hooks than a peter pan convention." - MTC

Bluesbunny.com Review The 'Boots & Bones' EP

'More Than Conquerors are a band on the up. This EP is the proof.' - 4/5

Bido Lito Magazine Review LaFaro's Liverpool Show

'Forget music that makes you want to fight, this is the kind of music that makes you think "why the fuck am I not in a band?"

Kerrang! Review 'Easy Meat'

'Riff, after riff, after raw as fuck riff.' - KKKK

Bearded Magazine Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

'Fills you with enough teenage spunk that you do just kind of feel like lamping someone.'

Thumped Magazine Review Public Service Broadcast: 10

'All in all, an excellent little comp, very much worth checking out.'

AU Review The Now Infamous 'Easy Meat' Album Launch

'Once is fully acceptable: everyone’s entitled to their opinion. Twice is a bit redundant, and seven times is just disappointing.'

Exploding In Sound Magazine - Easy Meat - Album Review

'LaFaro's Easy Meat is cooked to perfection'

Rock-a-Rolla Magazine Review 'Easy Meat'

'Like a turd in punk's clothes'

Kerrang! Review LaFaro's Sheffield show

'The intimate setting affords the band a chance to not so much throw out stage banter as engage in actual conversation, wittering on about burning priests, the joys of Bring Me The Horizon and whatever falls out of their clearly deranged heads.' - KKKK