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Hot Press Review LaFaro At The Dublin Crawl

'Blessed with a thundering, throbbing, heavy duty sound, typified by breakneck rhythms, clattering percussion and snarling vocals, Black, Magee, LaFaro and Lynn easily charm the pants off the Whelan’s massive, some of whom are too entranced by the racket to headbang along.'

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.'

Smalltown America Is AIM's 'Label Focus'

We're all pretty chuffed that the Association of Independent Music [AIM] have chosen Smalltown America to feature as their 'Label Focus' in their May newsletter.

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."

Negative Pegasus In 'Best Of Brighton' Feature

'Negative Pegasus whip up a howling, churning guitar assault with flailing shirts and limbs' - The Source Magazine

Source Magazine Feature Negative Pegasus At The Great Escape Festival

Negative Pegasus a 'must see' at this year's Great Escape Festival.

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.'

LaFaro Talk To Camden Crawl Dublin

LaFaro talk about their upcoming appearance at the first ever Camden Crawl Dublin, their longing to play on The Muppet Show and how riffs rock the ivories.

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.'

Electronic Rumours Review Figure Of 8's Weather Underground # 1 Remix

'The machine beats and robo-bass juxtaposing nicely with a real human quality to the sparkly synth work.'

Chordblossom On Weather Underground #1

'I can say with complete honesty that I have been glued to the screen for most of the day. A second instalment of Weather Underground would be warmly accepted.'

BBC Across The Line Feature Weather Underground #1

Weather Underground: 24 Hour Recording People!

MTC Interviewed By Chordblossom

Kris & Jamie talk to Chordblossom about touring, the new album, and plans for the future. As well as their Christian-Metal namesakes...

MTC In AU Gig Guide

Get your Paddy's Day pre-swill on with More Than Conquerors in Belfast this Friday

Dutch Magazine Gonzo Review 'Easy Meat'

Any Dutch speakers who can translate? Much appreciated.

Folk & Tumble Review Our Krypton Son

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

Fighting With Wire On Cock And Bull TV

Fighting With Wire perform 'I Am Ursus' for Cock and Bull TV

LaFaro's Meat Wagon On Artrocker Radio

3voor12 Review LaFaro Supporting Automatic Sam

Any Dutch fans who can translate please?

German Magazine Éclat Review 'Easy Meat'

Sure, this album is emphatically unsexy, rough ‘n’ ready and clumsy. But LaFaro see this as anything but a weakness. No - they’re justifiably proud as punch. A frontal masterpiece in shit brown. Fuck me, this bucking bronco of an album is fun! - 9/10

LaFaro's Jonny Black Talks To German Magazine Éclat

Jonny talks tours, the NI scene, Larry David, German chefs, Derry 'wans', writing 'fuck' songs and posthumously fires Scott LaFaro...

WINNEN! Kaarten Voor Punkband LaFaro In Ekko, Utrecht!

Something for the Dutch fans.

Glasgow Music Review MTC In Glasgow

'The Arches audience warm to MTC easily, the girlish screams and squeals sound like they should belong at a One Direction concert and not a post-hardcore gig.' - 4/5

Our Krypton Son On BBC Vinyl Takeover

'Sunlight In The Ashes' on BBC Radio Ulster.

Touring & Whoaring MTC Feature

'Go on, get out, and go see them.'

MTC's UK Tour Diary #1

Danny B Sings S Club, Cracker Comps In Glasgow, and Drummers Talk Drums...

Public Service Broadcast #10 Act To Support Snow Patrol

Rams' Pocket Radio to be main tour support to Snow Patrol on their upcoming European arena tour.

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.

LaFaro and Fighting With Wire In Bearded Magazine's 'Guide To Belfast'

'It’s not for everyone, and it’ll be interesting to see what they decide to do next, but either way, whatever they’ve got, the people of Belfast want a lot more of it.'

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.

Dutch Site 'iDordt' Review LaFaro Live At Bibelot

'Uiteindelijk kwam ik er op uit dat de muziek wel wat weg had van Peter Pan Speedrock en de zang wel een beetje leek op Johnny Rotten van de Sex Pistols, maar ook hier zijn de overeenkomsten nog vrij ver gezocht.' [This definitely sounds interesting...Any translators?]

Dutch Site 3Voor12 Review LaFaro

'Easy Meat klinkt als Motörhead in overdrive, overkill wordt het echter niet.' [Anyone available to translate?]

German Site MetalTrails.com Interview LaFaro Frontman Jonny Black

"For years the English have been trying to convince the world that the Germans never laugh, that they all wear storm-trooper uniforms and that they are all called Siegfried. But the German people are some of the warmest, funniest people we have ever met." - Jonny

Fighting With Wire In AU Gig Guide

Fighting With Wire play Belfast on February 16th.

No Borders Magazine Review LaFaro In Edinburgh

"Throw a glass at Oisin if he makes a mistake." - Jonny

Chimp Magazine Review 'Meat Wagon

'Savage, crunchy, dissonant and punctuated with dynamics that deliver a huge break and massive drop.' LaFaro have 'the drop'? - Do one Skrillex...

OoR Magazine Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

Taken from February's issue of Oor Magazine. Still in need of translation.

AU Magazine Review LaFaro In Belfast

'Any anxieties about Black being seated were ill-founded; tonight the songs speak for themselves, with the frenzied crowd more than making up for Black’s lack of movement.'

Hot Press Magazine Review STA Showcase

'Close the eyes and you can you could be stage left at some Foos stadium gig.'

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.'

Feldberg's 'Don't Be A Stranger' Is GlasgowpodcART.com's 'Song of the Day'

'To put it simply, when you can listen to one track on repeat for an hour or more and you get that ridiculous excitement akin to Christmas Eve then you know you are onto something special.'

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.