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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.

Feldberg Interview With Lithuanian Website '15min.lt'

Feldberg talk to Lithuania's second largest news website '15min.lt'

Andrew Talks About STA At 10

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 Big List Talk To MTC

"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

GigApe.com Interview Our Krypton Son

"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

Thrash Hits Talk To LaFaro

"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."

Andrew Talks to Distorted Tapes about STA At Ten

"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!"

Surf Contest New LaFaro Interview From AU

Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea: Source Magazine Interview

"...Comparisons, ranging from Cursive for their similarly narrative songs to the restrained rage of Fugazi and At The Drive In."

And So I Watch You From Afar Feature In Fuck You Brussels Magazine

Rory ASIWYFA Talks Sonisphere

ASIWYFA's Origins, Guilty Pleasures, And Memorable Moments

"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."

And So I Watch You From Afara On Rock Sound TV At The Great Escape

IMRO Interview Fighting With Wire

"It's reassuring to know that Fighting With Wire are flying the flag for hook-laden, head-spinning riffola."

Drop-D Magazine Talk To ASIWYFA's Rory

"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

ASIWYFA's Tony Wright Describes How Their Album Launch Was For Them

"There was a unique sense of unparralled support, the stuff you dream of when you're a kid" - Tony

State.ie Interview ASIWYFA

"We’re all country bumpkins..."

ASIWYFA' Tony Wright Talks To State About Their Debut Album

"Chris would probably be one of the Dragons on Dragons' Den. The other three of us would be dead" - Tony

ASIWYFA's Rory Friers Talks To The Coleraine Times

"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

Limerick Independent Quickfire Q&A With ASIWYFA's Tony Wright

"Heaven is in rehearsals, getting a new tune together" - Tony

Kerrang! Talk To ASIWYFA's Rory Friers

"Who is really going to be interested in four creeps playing heavy instrumental music?" - Rory

Rock Sound Magazine Talk To ASIWYFA's 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

Alternative Press Talk To FWW's Cahir

"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

Attention All Dissertation Writers...

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..."

Rock Sound Magazine Talk To Calories

"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

Alan MX Talks To The Gay Times

“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

FWW's Cahir Q & A For The Irish Daily Star

"I get the bus from Derry to Belast quite a lot. Loads of mavericks on buses" - Cahir

Entertainment.ie Interview FWW's Cahir

"Record deals don't matter, good music matters" - Cahir

The Big List Talk To FWW's Cahir

"Playing for Jetplane Landing, I realised there hadn't been a big band from Northern Ireland since Ash and that really annoyed me. When we came back from England, I wanted Northern Ireland to have a scene like the old Seattle scene." - Cahir

Culture NI Interview With FWW's Cahir

"We don’t follow any fashion trends. I mean I’m still wearing the same coat for the last seven years!" - Cahir O'Doherty

Subba Chat With One Of Irelands Best Exports, The Loved-By-Zane-Lowe Fighting With Wire

"I realised very quickly that ambulance people do not know what a Stone Cold Stunner is" - Cahir

Andrew Ferris & Daniel Fawcett on STA and This Ain't No Picnic

"I suspect it involved buckets of both red wine and boundless optimism" - Daniel

Kerrang! Interview FWW's Cahir

"We're not interested in being famous for five minutes and fucking someone from Hollyoaks" - Cahir

FWW's Cahir Talks To Big Cheese Magazine

"We're like a creepy travelling Irish gypsy family with songs and strange names." - Cahir

AU On ASIWYFA's 'Tonight The City Burns' Project

"It's about solidarity, about pushing not only ourselves but Northern Ireland as a whole." - Rory Friers

AU Magazine 'In the Studio' With ASIWYFA

"We couldn't be happier with the set of songs we've chosen to record for this. We're feeling pretty confident at this stage. We don't want to be jumping the gun, but we certainly feel it is our strongest collection to date" - Tony Wright

Cahir's Favourite Shit In Kerrang!

"The one about the boy who is lying on his bed furiously jerking off..." - Cahir

Cahir's Favourite Shit

"The one about the boy who is lying on his bed furiously jerking off with his headphones on and his eyes shut. When he opens his eyes his mum has left him a cup of tea and sandwich on the bedside table" - Cahir O'Doherty

The 405 Talk To JPL's Andrew & Jamie About 'Backlash Cop'

"Phil Coulter body-slamming Madonna" - Andrew

ASIWYFA's Rory Friers Talks To Rock Sound Magazine About His Favourite Music Video

"The whole thing is played in reverse after shooting it with them walking and rapping backwards" - Rory

Irish News Talks To FWW's Cahir About Signing To Atlantic Records

'Man Vs Monster is the best honest-to-goodness alternative rock record to come out of Northern Ireland since Therapy's 'Troublegum''

Big Cheese Magazine Talks To Andrew About JPL, STA & Other Such Acronyms

"All of us in the band identify with that 'fuck it' mentality - life is much too short. If you're going to go down for making a bad record, you might as well go down fighting. You'll never regret taking a risk."

The Plastic Ashtray Talk To JPL's Andrew About 'Backlash Cop'

"If you get dropped, then try and steal a fax machine or a laptop on the way out of the building" - Andrew

Sound Of Violence Talk To JPL's Andrew & Jamie About 'Backlash Cop'

"If you download our record, love it, can afford to go out and buy it but if you don’t, then you’re an asshole because you’re killing the wrong type of band. Do that to the Artic Monkey’s - they can afford it" - Andrew

AU magazine Talk To TYPT About 'Who Invented Love?'

"Everyone who has ever been in love helped invent it" - Bateman

JPL's Jamie Talks To AU About His Pet Hates

"Stick them in a room with PJ Harvey and let her kick the shite out of them" - Jamie

Drowned In Sound Talk To Oppenheimer

“We always get the Robert Oppenheimer (inventor of the atomic bomb) thing, but it was just a name that we liked the sound of. From now on, I shall tell everyone that it was after Alan Oppenheimer, so thank you!” - Rocky

AU Magazine 'In The Studio' With Jetplane Landing

'Cahir wanted to to call the album, ‘In Bin Laden’s Mountain’ but we went for ‘Backlash Cop’ in the end.'

Andrew Goes Way Into One For Backlash Magazine

"What the fuck am I? EmoBands'r'Us? "Really appreciate it", I bet you fucking would - you fucking weirdo." - Andrew

Andrew Post-Truck Festival Interview

'If you want to buy new a new car then go see EMI'