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The Irish Daily Star 'Awards' 4 Stars To Mnemotechnic

"...An album that is as cool and danceable as it is intense and industrial."

Gigape Review Mnemotechnic's 'Awards'

The album is upbeat and makes you want to get up and dance!

AU Catch Up With Axis Of To Talk About 'Finding St Kilda' And Their Upcoming Tour

"..The positive sides of the punk scene had an influence on us in terms of our DIY attitude and our ethics as well, a lot of positive things that we have found through punk rock we still carry with us today..."

Fame Magazine Feature Mnemotechnic's Debut Release 'Awards'

"DISTORTED ELECTRO-TORNADO FROM FRANCE"

Musical Mathematics Review Mnemotechnic's 'Awards'

"...Sitting comfortably alongside the likes of At The Drive-In and Refused, 'Awards' is an effortless mix of French cool, vicious consuming guitars, and vocals that sound desperate to escape the mouth of frontman Anthony-Mehdi Affari in as frantic a manner as possible."

(Presque) Fameux! Review Mnemotechnic 'Awards'

"..The bass is massive and the guitars are sharp."

Mnemotechnic 'Awards' Released Today

Debut album available now on grey-white marbled vinyl with instant free album download.

Collective Zine Review 'Looming' By Negative Pegasus

"...But in a way I hope they are total rivals and hate each other. That would be a lot funnier."

Brest Magazine Reviews 'Awards' By Mnemotechnic

Mnemotechnic draw their inspiration from the power of the hard rock, noise and punk of At The Drive In, Refused, Nirvana and Sonic Youth, crossed with the lighter music of Foals, The Rapture or Bloc Party.

Mnemotechnic Album 'Awards' Playlisted On French Radio

Mnemotechnic on Radio Campus Bordeaux January airplay!

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"

Nawakposse Review Mnemotechnic 'Awards'

"Devilishly engaging, and has a real sense of energy. You can pick out influences like Sonic Youth, Rapture or At The Drive In..."

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

Mnemotechnic 'Awards' Reviewed By French Magazine Longueur D'Ondes

Mnemotechnic's first album, reminding us: must see live!

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

I Like Music's The Best Tracks Of 2012 Negative Pegasus

'Their debut single, Negative Pegasus present their self described 'consciousness expanding, hard-psych'.' - I Like Music

Negative Pegasus - Looming // Reviewed by Moker

"Forget hyperbole, this record is genius." - Moker

Killing Moon's Track Of The Day: Negative Pegasus "Floating Omen"/"Unimortal"

"Seeing as we really couldn’t decide between the two, we’re just gonna go ahead and prop up new-ish tracks Floating Omen and Unimmortal in tandem." - Killing Moon

7BitArcade Weekly Singles Round Up features Negative Pegasus "Unimmortal"

"It is an intense song with so many different noises all joining together to create this massive sound."

A Raving 9/10 For Neg Peg 'Looming' From Destroy All Hipsters

"Everything has been pushed to the extreme and 'Looming' is a frighteningly assured behemoth of a debut album."

Muzz Art Review Mnemotechnic

"...Having kept the sharp and mechanical aspect of math rock and the strike force and authenticity of noise music, they create a hybrid style together with an irrepressible groove."

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!”

Negative Pegasus' "Unimmortal" Is Glasgow PodcArts Song Of The Day

"...Strap yourself to your washing machine when it is on spin and put this on full blast..."

Mad Mackerel Review Negative Pegasus New Single "Unimmortal"

"...Intertwined riffs and a motorcade of cascading drums...."

Beard Rock Review Negative Pegasus' "Unimmortal"

"...Disorienting, swimming in FX but always hammering away in a hypnotic groove..."

Ouest France Review Menomtechnic Live At Les Hespérides

"I haven't heard a band of such great quality for a very long time".

Les Inrockuptibles

Mnemotechnic "Party People - Brest's biting response to The Rapture and Sonic Youth's New York."

Ouest France Reviews Mnemotechnics First Live Show

"...a remarkable cohesion from hard-line"

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."

Italys 'Gold Soundz' Review 'Looming'

“We don’t want people to be able to hear each other after they have heard Negative Pegasus. We want them to be without any of their sense and to be completely out of their minds” – Todd Jordan

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

Live Music Scene's Reviews Negative Pegasus "Looming"

"It really shows the band utilizing their skills in hammering you with the best of Kraut-punk, post-punk, hardcore-punk, electro-punk…"

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."

Leeds Music Scene Reviews Negative Pegasus "Floating Omen"

"It completely defies the boundaries of genre and leaves the listener feeling somewhat dumbfounded."

Culture Northern Ireland's Mark Ashby Interviews More Than Conquerors Ahead Of Belfast Music Week

"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."

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."

Rock A Rolla Review 'Looming'

"...Unique barrage of rhythm and fuzz, with the same stab of power chord looped until it hurts."

More Than Conquerors Q&A's Session By Famemagazine's Phil Allely

"It’s honest, loud, catchy and it’s your kind of music.’ I think that should be enough to sell it to them."

Another DIY Music Blog For Negative Pegasus "Looming"

"'Looming' mixes doom and noise in a disturbing, yet spellbinding sound that pushes boundaries. Sweet-sour and prickly, just as we like it."