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"There isn't a central concept lyrically on the album - memory, time, love, death, work, jealousy - the usual shit really." - Chris

 

Londonderry singer-songwriter Chris McConaghy - aka Our Krypton Son – releases a new single, 'Plutonium', on the Northern Ireland based Smalltown America label on May 14.
 
It is the second single to be taken from his eponymous debut album, and will be available as a limited edition, coloured vinyl 7" and digital download.  Both versions are backed with the previously unreleased 
'Nowhere' and 'As I Fade Away'.
 
Having first cut his first musical teeth with psychobilly art-rockers Red Organ Serpent Sound, McConaghy established his songwriting credentials as an acoustic solo act through sharing stages with David Kitt, Gemma Hayes, Jape and Cashier No. 9 around the Irish club circuit.  Gathering plaudits as a writer of note, he gathered some close musician friends together in early 2010 to create Our Krypton Son and record a debut album of the same name. 
 
Recorded in a large industrial warehouse (an asphalt roofing factory to be precise) and produced by Sam Williams (acclaimed for his work with Supergrass, Plan B, The Noisettes, Tricky, Kula Shaker and The Go! Team), Our Krypton Son's songwriting influences include Wilco, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Tom Waits and Roy Orbison.  McConaghy says of the album:  "There isn't a central concept lyrically on the album - memory, time, love, death, work, jealousy - the usual shit really."
 
Our Krypton Son support the release with a series of live dates around Northern Ireland:
 
Wednesday May 3rd – Londonderry, Bennigans Bar
Friday May 5th – Belfast, Oh Yeah Music Centre 
Thursday May 10th – Belfast, McHughs (supporting Vyvienne Long, as part of Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival)
Saturday June 16th – Belfast, The Pavillion (supporting Conor Mason)
Friday July 13th – Londonderry, Bound For Boston (Link Festival)
 

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