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Our Krypton Son's Airwave Assault

It's been a super-busy month for Our Krypton Son with the release of his debut single 'Catalonian Love Song'. Here's a snippet of what he's been up to and what the reaction has been.

This month has seen Our Krypton Son flourish on the national scene with plays on the BBC and RTE networks; with articles in national broadsheets and tabloids, as well as gigs and sessions across Ireland.

'Catalonian Love Song' is now available now from IndependentMusic.com, Amazon and iTunes.

Catch Our Krypton Son live with Fighting With Wire at the Nerve Centre, Derry on February 4th.

Thanks to everyone who has been playing the record on their radio shows this month. Your support is greatly appreciated :)

• BBC Radio 2 - Steve Lamacq 

• BBC Radio Ulster - Stephen McCauley's 'Electric Mainline', Ralph McLean's 'Legendary Voices' & Stuart Bailie's 'Late Show'  

• BBC Radio 1 - Phillip Taggart's BBC Introducing from Northern Ireland Show

• RTE Radio 1 - Playlisted on all daytime shows

• Downtown Radio - Playlisted on all daytime shows

• Today FM - The Paul McLoone Show

• City Beat - The Afternoon Show with John Kearnes

• Drive105 - The Eileen Walsh Show

 
Listen again to live sessions and interviews with:
BBC Radio 1 - Phillip Taggart's 'BBC Introducing from Northern Ireland' Show [Airs on 22/01/2012] 
RTE Radio 1 - The Arena Sessions [Listen again]
City Beat - The Afternoon Show with John Kearnes [Listen again]
 
''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...It's sweep and sway is redolent of Richard Hawley, or the Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner at his most contemplative. Very promising indeed.' - AU Magazine
 
''Catalonian Love Song' is a smooth piano ballad sung by McConaghy with a voice like chocolate.' - Meg Magazine
 
'The whole thing is catchy as hell and you’ll find yourself humming it loudly all day.' - Noise Magazine
 
'His vocals have something of an old school charm, there’s a smoky feel to them and the fact he actually sounds somewhat forlorn is definitely appreciated.' - AllGonePop.com - 7/10 
 
'Smokey, soulful and skillfully crafted, Catalonian Love Song fantasizes a landscape of momentarily glimpsed secret lovers gliding through the side streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.' - GigApe.com
 
'McConaghy’s whiskey drenched vocals are spot on and pin everything in place.' - VenueOne.com
 
'One that fans of Richard Hawley and The Divine Comedy will bathe in. A real gem for 2012.' - GlasgowPodcArt - 'One To Watch 2012'
 
'Lush strings and a recurring piano riff make this one of the most ambitious songs to come out Derry in a long time.' - The Metaphorical Boat
 
'A gentle and carefully crafted piece which I think you will want to come back to again and again.' - GoldenPlec.com
 
Barry Gruff's 'Songs Of 2011' - 'Catalonian Love Song' sits alongside the likes of Cashier No. 9, Jape and Cheap Freaks.