"...The whole thing sounds like it was recorded in an echo chamber, or maybe in zero gravity. "
"...It is hard to overemphasise just how exciting 'Looming' is as a debut record."
"A sonic blast of twin guitars interlocked in a clashing competition of dissonant riffing through a relentless 'Mo Tucker' pounding groove."
"Great single from this Brighton three-piece who sound like Krautrockers Can at their woozy pyschy, drone-rocky best. It's built round a nagging, insistent groove and their focus remains true."
"The tracks on debut album 'Looming' weave between primordial bone-shakers, stretched-out growls and ethereal retro-pop nuggets."
"Neg Peg have the noble ambition of wanting ‘people that have heard Negative Pegasus not to be able to hear anything else because they are now deaf and/or insane.’"
The 4O5 on Looming's "characteristic sense of impending danger"
"I have a sneaking fondness for music that sounds like your [record] player is broken..."
'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'
''Looming' is a blend of hard and heavy electronica, stirred in with all manner of riffage. Just imagine Daft Punk with plenty more guitar' - 3/5
'A sonic blast of twin guitars interlocked in a clashing competition of dissonant riffing through a relentless 'Mo Tucker' pounding Groove'
Negative Pegasus' second single from their upcoming debut album 'Looming gets its first exposure through The 405
'It's hard sometimes when you review so much to stay excited when you see a handful of genres and other band names on a press release, you become jaded pretty fast; thankfully Brighton trio Negative Pegasus cut through any and all crap with this fantastic single release of ballsy psych' - 10/13
'Dreamy, colourful, otherworldly...Clark Kent better watch his back, there's a new contender for the title of Krypton's most famous son'
'Some art demands that you slow your brain down before you take it in, and though I don’t like doing what I am told, at all or ever, I will do it for 'Floating Omen'.'
'The drummer’s relentless beat led the way as acid visuals flowed upwards, and the bass-less guitarists followed her lead.'
This Is Fake DIY talk about the release of Negative Pegasus' debut single 'Floating Omen'
Negative Pegasus' debut single 'Floating Omen' is premiered exclusively on the 405 and is also their 'Track Of The Day'
'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.'
'Blessed with a thundering, throbbing, heavy duty sound, typified by breakneck rhythms, clattering percussion and snarling vocals, Black, Magee, LaFaro and Lynn easily charm the pants off the Whelan’s massive, some of whom are too entranced by the racket to headbang along.'
'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 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."
'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.'
'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.'
Any Dutch speakers who can translate? Much appreciated.
Folk And Tumble review Chris McConaghy supporting The Leisure Society in Belfast.
Any Dutch fans who can translate please?
Sure, this album is emphatically unsexy, rough ‘n’ ready and clumsy. But LaFaro see this as anything but a weakness. No - they’re justifiably proud as punch. A frontal masterpiece in shit brown. Fuck me, this bucking bronco of an album is fun! - 9/10
'The Arches audience warm to MTC easily, the girlish screams and squeals sound like they should belong at a One Direction concert and not a post-hardcore gig.' - 4/5
"Throw a glass at Oisin if he makes a mistake." - Jonny
Taken from February's issue of Oor Magazine. Still in need of translation.
'Any anxieties about Black being seated were ill-founded; tonight the songs speak for themselves, with the frenzied crowd more than making up for Black’s lack of movement.'
'Close the eyes and you can you could be stage left at some Foos stadium gig.'
'Chris’s crooning here sounding a lot like the dulcet tones of the one and only Ian ‘Bunnymen’ McCulloch – high praise indeed.'
'A rich, lush ballad with a groove.'
"Compared to you we look like the monsters out of 'Lord of the Rings'." - Jonny
'With fat riffs and their manic vocals this band is about to institutionalise itself into the hardcore genre.' - 6/10
'It’s starting off with a surprise attack: Full Tilt is losing it without warning and hitting the right spots. Nose first, temples second. You’re stumbling. Langer is mocking the German citizenship and during Sucking Diesel the brawl becomes a party'.- Album Of The Year - 10/12
''Catalonian Love Song' is a smooth piano ballad sung by McConaghy with a voice like chocolate.'
'LaFaro speelt stevige rocksongs die net wat harder aangezet zijn dan bij (het bekendere werk van) Therapy?' - Dutch speakers required!
'Lafaro close the opening night of Eurosonic and these Irish do it with verve.'
'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.' - 7/10
'McConaghy’s whiskey drenched vocals are spot on and pin everything in place.'
'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.'
'The first thing that comes to mind when listening to the second album of the Irish LaFaro is: "These guys don't mind a bit of Therapy? and Helmet."'