Our Krypton Son is the stage name of singer-song writer Chris McConaghy. To Launch his excellent new album, Chris and his band play a hometown gig in Derry tonight. He Talks to Brian Campbell
"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."
The Derry Journal Interview OKS
"In 2012 McConaghy finds himself at the forefront of the current crop of confident, determined Northern Irish musicians who are attracting the attention of the global media, with an eponymous album garnering critical acclaim at home and abroad."
OKS Pre-Order, Jetplane Free Download & Live Album, Axis Of Tour News & Roster Round Up!
"...With the simplest of guitar mofits forming the foundation for a bright'n'breezy four minutes of near perfect off-kilter pop."
OKS will be releasing his debut album on 16th November. The Launch show will be held in Sandinos, Derry that night. Admission to the show will be FREE with your copy of the album!
Filmed in the Smalltown America studio during the closing recording session for his debut album.
Free Vinyl 7s, Neg Peg Augmented Reality Sleeve, LaFaro and MTC Live News in this month's newsletter...
We're delighted to announce the full lineup for this weekend's Pop-Up Store and All-Dayer in Derry, which takes place in the Craft Village & Pavillion and Mason's Bar on Friday, 31st August & Saturday, September 1st.
MTC on R1, August Free Download, Sullivan & Gold Vid and New Neg Peg Single...
'[LaFaro] unleash a troika of songs that few local bands have it in their arsenal to match. ‘The Ballad of Burnt Dave’, ‘Sucking Diesel’ and ‘Tupenny Nudger’ are delivered with the band’s typical acerbic abandon ensuring that a set which had threatened to veer of course remains a triumph.'
Performed, recorded, mixed, designed and released in 24 hours. Weather Underground #1 is now in stock and available from Independent Music on 'reign in blood red' 7" Vinyl
Chris explains why 'Graft Theft Auto: Vice City' is his favourite game
'Dreamy, colourful, otherworldly...Clark Kent better watch his back, there's a new contender for the title of Krypton's most famous son'
"I think this is lovely...Everyone should go buy it" - Gerry Anderson
Our Krypton Son Single Launch, Negative Pegasus support MAN FOREVER, LaFaro at Glasgowbury 2012, STA June Soundtrack and much more.
'A sensitive piano ballad full of yearning...like a smoothed-out Tom Waits song'
'Our Krypton Son are releasing a second single from their debut album and my, what a single it is.'
'‘Plutonium’...is a soft piano ballad that drifts between a hushed Jeff Tweedy-style delivery and a growly Dennis Wilson-esque ode, complete with warped ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’ style studio effects. It’s short and sweet but delivered perfectly.'
Our Krypton Son's new single 'Plutonium' is released today exclusively on independentmusic.com
Our Krypton Son's latest single 'Plutonium' released today
'We are presented with an intimate, acoustic set. Chris McConaghy has a quiet and unassuming...his understated voice highlighting the melancholic nature of his songs.'
Our Krypton Son's new single 'Plutonium' gets play on Stephen McCauley's 'Electric Mainline' show
'Plutonium' Limited Edition 7" Coloured Vinyls Arrive And Stuart Bailie Gives It Praise On BBC Radio Ulster's Late Show.
"Our Krypton Son have created a masterpiece. His new single 'Plutonium' depicts a delicate, almost otherwordly song that echoes dreams of a longed-for love - "Now that I met you from your kiss, the world I know is nothing but a lie."
"There isn't a central concept lyrically on the album - memory, time, love, death, work, jealousy - the usual shit really." - Chris
"A more introspective and bare form than previous single 'Catalonian Love Song', here he calls to mind the best of Blur’s sparse 'Out Of Time Eels' more poignant moments. Like those acts OKS cannot but help his pop instincts and this is a a well-crafted, fully realised song."
Negative Pegasus sign to Smalltown, Pigstock Tshirt Exclusive, Free More Than Conquerors track and the inevitable 'much, much more' on this month's mailout!
'This Sunday will see hotly tipped act from up north, Our Krypton Son heading down south to play at The Stags Head Raw.'
'It's piano and vocal style calling to mind Suede's "By the Sea", with a vocal style that seems to sit somewhere in the murky water between E from Eels and Damon Albarn.'
'The machine beats and robo-bass juxtaposing nicely with a real human quality to the sparkly synth work.'
Our Krypton Son And Sullivan & Gold at Weather Underground #1, Pre-Order OKS New Single 'Plutonium', Latest Bundle Deals, MTC Tour Video And FWW Single News.
High-fives all round to the team for getting this one out the door. It was a 24 hour blast :)
What a great day! Woop - we're well on schedule; hopefully everyone has enjoyed today. We've had a great time, here's the plan for tonight.
'I can say with complete honesty that I have been glued to the screen for most of the day. A second instalment of Weather Underground would be warmly accepted.'
Everyone is hurrying around setting up, so just to keep you clued in - this is the plan for this morning
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Live from our recording studio in Derry on 31st March @ 12:00 in a continuous live broadcast; Our Krypton Son and Sullivan & Gold will perform, record, remix, design and release a brand new record. Tune in, join in and help us spread the word!
Folk And Tumble review Chris McConaghy supporting The Leisure Society in Belfast.
Our Krypton Son to play a number of solo shows at this year's Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival.
'Sunlight In The Ashes' on BBC Radio Ulster.
'The album should also come embossed with a 'Made In Derry' stamp...It's a blazing affirmation of his decision to stay in the north-west.'
No rest for the STA wicked, this month: MTC Record Debut Album, LaFaro & FWW European Tour News, Our Krypton Son's Irish Aerial Assault and the usual ...'more' in this month's STA newsletter.
Our Krypton Son's 'Catalonian Love Song' and Feldberg's 'Dreamin'' remain in RTE Radio 1's 'A' playlist.
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.'
'Catalonian Love Song' played on Ralph McLean's 'Legendary Voices' Show last night on BBC Radio Ulster.
'Close the eyes and you can you could be stage left at some Foos stadium gig.'