STA is now Ten Years Old

The Belfast Telegraph Caught Up With OKS To Find Out A Little Bit More

“I just want to continue making music, playing gigs and keep on keeping on!”

Who is it?
Londonderry man Chris McConaghy.

Sounds like?
Elvis Costello, Richard Hawley, Wilco or Mark Lanegan

Where have I seen/heard him before?
Tennants Vital 2011 and Glasgowbury 2012. Has been getting lots of radio play from BBC ATL and BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio 1 NI and been playlisted by Downtown Radio and RTE 1.

Anything released?
Three singles — Catalonian Love Song on digital download, Plutonium on 7” vinyl and download, and I’ll Never Learn To Say Goodbye on 7”. Debut album Our Krypton Son was also released recently.

Famous fans?
None that he’s aware of!

Biggest or favourite gig to date?
Tennants Vital 2011. Also supporting Duke Special at the Culture Tech Festival in Derry. Played at a Never Records show in The Context Gallery, Derry, where the gig was etched onto vinyl live.

Influences?
Brian Wilson, Elvis Costello, Henry Miller.

Where can I see him next?
Radar at Queen’s University Students Union on December 13.

In his own words
“I just want to continue making music, playing gigs and keep on keeping on!”

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