'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.'
'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.'
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 new single 'Plutonium' gets play on Stephen McCauley's 'Electric Mainline' show
'Plutonium' Limited Edition 7" Coloured Vinyls Arrive And Stuart Bailie Gives It Praise On BBC Radio Ulster's Late Show.
"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."
"There isn't a central concept lyrically on the album - memory, time, love, death, work, jealousy - the usual shit really." - Chris
"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 whip up a howling, churning guitar assault with flailing shirts and limbs' - The Source Magazine
Negative Pegasus a 'must see' at this year's Great Escape Festival.
'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 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.
'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.'
'The machine beats and robo-bass juxtaposing nicely with a real human quality to the sparkly synth work.'
'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.'
Weather Underground: 24 Hour Recording People!
Kris & Jamie talk to Chordblossom about touring, the new album, and plans for the future. As well as their Christian-Metal namesakes...
Get your Paddy's Day pre-swill on with More Than Conquerors in Belfast this Friday
Any Dutch speakers who can translate? Much appreciated.
Folk And Tumble review Chris McConaghy supporting The Leisure Society in Belfast.
Fighting With Wire perform 'I Am Ursus' for Cock and Bull TV
Any Dutch fans who can translate please?
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
Jonny talks tours, the NI scene, Larry David, German chefs, Derry 'wans', writing 'fuck' songs and posthumously fires Scott LaFaro...
Something for the Dutch fans.
'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
'Sunlight In The Ashes' on BBC Radio Ulster.
'Go on, get out, and go see them.'
Danny B Sings S Club, Cracker Comps In Glasgow, and Drummers Talk Drums...
Rams' Pocket Radio to be main tour support to Snow Patrol on their upcoming European arena tour.
'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's 'Catalonian Love Song' and Feldberg's 'Dreamin'' remain in RTE Radio 1's 'A' playlist.
Chris pops into Philly Taggart's BBC Radio 1 Introducing Northern Ireland Show for a chat and some tunes.
'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.'
''Catalonian Love Song' has spread virulently through the airwaves, infecting listeners with its neo, old-fangled charm.'
'Catalonian Love Song' played on Ralph McLean's 'Legendary Voices' Show last night on BBC Radio Ulster.
'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?]
'Easy Meat klinkt als Motörhead in overdrive, overkill wordt het echter niet.' [Anyone available to translate?]
"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 play Belfast on February 16th.
"Throw a glass at Oisin if he makes a mistake." - Jonny
'Savage, crunchy, dissonant and punctuated with dynamics that deliver a huge break and massive drop.'
LaFaro have 'the drop'? - Do one Skrillex...
Taken from February's issue of Oor Magazine. Still in need of translation.
'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.'
'Close the eyes and you can you could be stage left at some Foos stadium gig.'
'Chris’s crooning here sounding a lot like the dulcet tones of the one and only Ian ‘Bunnymen’ McCulloch – high praise indeed.'
'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.'
'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's 'Catalonian Love Song' and Felberg's 'Dreamin'' on RTÉ Radio 1's A Playlist.