"Highlights have been releasing the last four records and playing tons of amazing shows all around the world, and just continuing to be a musician creating music with our friends."
“We miss the UK and Ireland already... maybe not the weather though."
"We write songs about the people we meet, the places we see and the experiences we get from choosing such an unpredictable career path."
"Teeming with noise and personality...'Finding St Kilda' is a brilliant depiction of life on the indie margins."
"Its Rock, but not as you know it."
In their own words: "When we started we made two rules; that we'd only play music we wanted to hear and write words we thought were important."
"..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..."
“I just want to continue making music, playing gigs and keep on keeping on!”
"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."
"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."
'I can confirm that the 12" vinyl is a thing of genuine beauty. You may wish to buy two copies, one to play and one to put on your mum's wall'
Derry swear words, collective penile length and who would win between a monkey and a bear with knives. Oh, and there's a bit about music too...
Chris explains why 'Graft Theft Auto: Vice City' is his favourite game
"We think it's the best sounding, tightest record we've done yet" - Dave Magee
We talk to frontman Kris Platt about their appearnace at T, getting played on daytime Radio 1, and a shambolic harmonica player...
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.
Kris & Jamie talk to Chordblossom about touring, the new album, and plans for the future. As well as their Christian-Metal namesakes...
Jonny talks tours, the NI scene, Larry David, German chefs, Derry 'wans', writing 'fuck' songs and posthumously fires Scott LaFaro...
LaFaro's Jonny Black explains 'Easy Meat' track-by-track. An insight? Maybe. The truth? Possibly. Good reading? Definitely.
Chris pops into Philly Taggart's BBC Radio 1 Introducing Northern Ireland Show for a chat and some tunes.
''Catalonian Love Song' has spread virulently through the airwaves, infecting listeners with its neo, old-fangled charm.'
"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
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.
Feldberg talk to Lithuania's second largest news website '15min.lt'
Andrew talks to the Irish News about the formation of Smalltown America, how he missed out on signing Arctic Monkey's and his aspiration to create a STA prog-rock supergroup...
"The first song on the EP we wrote in about 20 minutes, which was amazing. Then it was five months until we wrote another.” - Kris
"No one with any integrity that does what we do started doing it to become rich and I suppose to have some measure of critical success would be the main goal." - Chris
"We’re much uglier and don’t have cool hair or nice threads. That’s all I seem to see in other bands these days."
"I'm not down on it but for every Villagers there are twenty fuckers that sound like him; for every Two Door there are fifty drummers playing that disco beat. It's kinda annoying - but I'm hungover today, so perhaps slightly grumpy!"
"...Comparisons, ranging from Cursive for their similarly narrative songs to the restrained rage of Fugazi and At The Drive In."
"The Belfast act's new EP, 'The Letters,' combines influences ranging from Fugazi to System of a Down into a unique amalgam of instrumental music that's as aggressive as it is melodic."
"It's reassuring to know that Fighting With Wire are flying the flag for hook-laden, head-spinning riffola."
"When we started this band it wasn't really a concious decision to be post-rock it's just that we didn't have a singer and that was just it. None of us sing and none of us wanted to start singing" - Rory Friers
"There was a unique sense of unparralled support, the stuff you dream of when you're a kid" - Tony
"We’re all country bumpkins..."
"Chris would probably be one of the Dragons on Dragons' Den. The other three of us would be dead" - Tony
"We got footage send to us by our record labelof our album release in Japan. It was so funny to see cardboard cutouts of ourselves in an HMV store in Japan! We’re only wee country bumpkins!" - Rory
"Heaven is in rehearsals, getting a new tune together" - Tony
"Who is really going to be interested in four creeps playing heavy instrumental music?" - Rory
"The guy was an ex-pat from Belfast and also bad-mouthed a lot of people we really respect from home. I think his name was BALLBAG.” - Rory Friers
"Three Irish shits trying to sell that back to Americans 15 years down the line; you know, I'm not really sure how that will go down." - Cahir O' Doherty
The rise and rise of JPL touring "We were a shithot band but complete zombies by the time it was over. Our minds had turned into the inside of a Travelodge room..."
"I think I've learnt that if you behave like you're the underdog, then that's what you'll be. Life's too short." - Pete Dixon
“People still make such a huge deal when someone in the public eye comes out, and it’s strange, really. It's worrying to a certain extent that people can still raise eyebrows, like Katy Perry has. I think sexuality is still a weapon in this industry as much as it ever was.” - Alan MX
"I get the bus from Derry to Belast quite a lot. Loads of mavericks on buses" - Cahir
"Record deals don't matter, good music matters" - Cahir