"No awkwardness, none of the unsureness of sound or the self-conscious explorations of identity, but all the raw energy and unpolished integrity of a band that have yet to be swept up by ‘the industry’."
Belfast alt. punk-rockers who play every show like it's their last.
"‘Everything I’ve Learnt’ has swathes of the alternative-punk rock sound akin to the likes of Biffy Clyro and Paramore whilst also “provoking the growth of new ideas”, as Platt laid out, in its lacing together of relentless energy with more reflective and emotive moments."
NI Albums 2013 - #1 More Than Conquerors 'Everything I've Learnt'
"More Than Conquerors might be Northern Ireland’s answer to Biffy Clyro."
2013 was a brilliant year at Smalltown America with quality releases. Follow us on Spotify and checkout our Singles playlist.
Featuring Little Bear at #42 with 'Night Dries Like Ink', More Than Conquerors at #32 with 'Pits of Old', Axis Of at #28 with 'Lifehammer' and Jetplane Landing reaching #1 spot with 'My Radio Heart'.
"They've got a knack for creating melody in amongst the general post-punk stew with opening track 'All That We Can' featuring a killer chorus."
STA bands are working hard on the road once again this month; including Axis Of, More Than Conquerors, Sullivan & Gold and Our Krypton Son.
"Delighted for Belfast four-piece More Than Conquerors, who sold out The Limelight on Monday for the launch of their debut album 'Everything I've Learnt'."
"I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this band should have been huge, they’ve got a message, they’ve got hooks, they’ve got riffs and you can bet your life on it that they’ve got songs. Jetplane Landing, first class all the way!"
"More Than Conquerors really seem to have made [Glasgow] their second home and become an honorary member of the local scene. Then again, with music like this, who wouldn't welcome them with open arms?"
Smalltown America talent Little Bear & More Than Conquerors are featured and reviewed on #001 podcast.
No More Workhorse finds in More Than Conquerors' debut album a fusion of bone crunching, thunderous guitars, pounding drums and catchy vocals.
"Platt turns out to be something of a reluctant star in the making."
"There’s plenty going on in Northern Ireland at the minute... there are a number of bands rising up through the ranks and making a splash here in the UK."
"‘Everything I’ve Learnt’ is an album of self expression and journey in the face of adversity... It has the potential to create a big arena atmosphere... Hits you right in the chest with layer after layer of hard-hitting rock."
The newest single from More Than Conquerors, 'Pits of Old', was handpicked by The Thrash Hits for their #011 cloudcast.
"Play every show like it’s your last. We’re going to keep playing as hard as we can in as many new places as we can and hope people join in along the way."
"It is just what the British music scene and its followers have been waiting for."
As part of MTC's 'Everything I've Learnt' European tour the band stop off at Banquet Records in Kingston this Friday (October 18th) for an instore performance.
'More Than Conquerors' have learnt well, putting together an accomplished and polished record that could potentially see them propelled towards the rock mainstream. An excellent album, this isn't going to be the last you've heard of 'More Than Conquerors'.
'More Than Conquerors' show more maturity and promise in this album than many bands who've been around for years.
This band is surely destined for greatness
Effortlessly side-stepping any first album jitters, its consistently powerful from start to finish.
If this album reflects one thing the band have learnt, it's how to write a damn good song.
After four years honing their craft, last month they released storming debut record 'Everything I've Learnt', which packs a one-two punch
The Belfast quartet's debut album 'Everything I've Learnt' should provide them with success of Biblical proportions if there's any justice.
Basically, it's the Bruce Lee of debut albums.
"Chock full of heavy riffs, soaring vocal-led melodies and existential lyrical content, Everything I've Learnt not only packs a hefty, catchy wallop, is delivered."
"It’s good, and it’s very good for a debut from a small British band."
"Kris: Support independent music; One Direction have enough money."
STA bands are out again this Autumn including Axis Of, More Than Conquerors, Sullivan & Gold, Little Bear and Our Krypton Son.
Watch More Than Conquerors new video for "Pits of Old", filmed and directed by Jonny Stitt.
"“This album is 11 tracks of pent up aggression, frustration, bewilderment and a sense of weird belonging,” says vocalist/guitarist Kris Platt. “It’s everything we’ve learnt.”"
"Belfast based newbies More Than Conquerors have just unveiled a stream of their new single, ‘Pits Of Old’."
"The track, which has already picked up plays on radio stations including BBC Radio 1, combines gang vocals with a belting anthem of a chorus making a track that is as snappy as it is catchy and can’t be ignored."
"The new single from Belfast alt-rock quartet More Than Conquerors, 'Pits of Old' has been unveiled and can be streamed after the read more jump."
"London is an important city for any young and up-and-coming band, which is why we’re so grateful to be playing one of its most prestigious venues this time, The Old Blue Last. It’s going to be a special show for us.”
Another hectic month for Little Bear, Die! Die! Die!, Axis Of, Our Krypton Son, More Than Conquerors, Negative Pegasus & Jetplane Landing!
"More Than Conquerors are streaming their latest single "Pits of Old"...The Irish band have also just announced a special show at the Old Blue Last..."
"...we’re still alive, still touring and still loving every minute of it. We won’t be stopping anytime soon over who ate the last 12p pot noodle from Tesco."
"Dynamic Alternative-Punk-Rock Quartet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. For Fans of: Manchester Orchestra, Brand New, Reuben & Twin Atlantic."
"Belfast alt-rock quartet More Than Conquerors have announced their debut album will be called 'Everything I’ve Learnt'..."
"New tracks "Jaw" & "Try-Antlers" now streaming..."
"...it’s certainly deserving of a wide audience."
"More Than Conquerors draw upon early British post-hardcore influences merged with emotive melodic vocals and chunky guitars to create their own raw storm of noise."
"Reminiscent of early British post-hardcore...and the harmony-driven US rock of Brand New and Manchester Orchestra, ‘Everything I've Learnt’ still manages to find its own place amongst these behemoths."