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LaFaro Talk To Camden Crawl Dublin

LaFaro talk about their upcoming appearance at the first ever Camden Crawl Dublin, their longing to play on The Muppet Show and how riffs rock the ivories.

The Metaphorical Boat Review OKS's 'Plutonium'

'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.'

Electronic Rumours Review Figure Of 8's Weather Underground # 1 Remix

'The machine beats and robo-bass juxtaposing nicely with a real human quality to the sparkly synth work.'

April 2012 Newsletter

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.

Weather Underground #1 Now Online

High-fives all round to the team for getting this one out the door. It was a 24 hour blast :)

In Pictures... Weather Underground #1

Lovely photo gallery from John McDaid at STILL of today's event.

Weather Underground #1 Broadcast Schedule (PM)

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.

Chordblossom On Weather Underground #1

'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.'

Weather Underground #1 Broadcast Schedule (AM)

Everyone is hurrying around setting up, so just to keep you clued in - this is the plan for this morning

BBC Across The Line Feature Weather Underground #1

Weather Underground: 24 Hour Recording People!

Weather Underground #1 Live This Weekend

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!

New Alan MX Blog

MTC Interviewed By Chordblossom

Kris & Jamie talk to Chordblossom about touring, the new album, and plans for the future. As well as their Christian-Metal namesakes...

MTC In AU Gig Guide

Get your Paddy's Day pre-swill on with More Than Conquerors in Belfast this Friday

Camden Crawl Dublin Latest

Lets Buy Happiness, Blacklisters And Alpines Join LaFaro At STA's Dublin Camden Crawl Show

STA At Pigstock 2012

We are happy to announce that Fighting With Wire, LaFaro and More Than Conquerors will all be playing this year's Pigstock Festival.

March 2012 Newsletter

STA Is 10 Free Sampler, Bundle deals on IndependentMusic.com, LaFaro return from Europe and FWW go out.

Dutch Magazine Gonzo Review 'Easy Meat'

Any Dutch speakers who can translate? Much appreciated.

Folk & Tumble Review Our Krypton Son

Folk And Tumble review Chris McConaghy supporting The Leisure Society in Belfast.

Fighting With Wire On Cock And Bull TV

Fighting With Wire perform 'I Am Ursus' for Cock and Bull TV

LaFaro's Meat Wagon On Artrocker Radio

3voor12 Review LaFaro Supporting Automatic Sam

Any Dutch fans who can translate please?

OKS At Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival

Our Krypton Son to play a number of solo shows at this year's Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival.

German Magazine Éclat Review 'Easy Meat'

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

All Quiet On The Western Front

After a mammoth tour of Europe, LaFaro return to rip up the UK.

LaFaro's Jonny Black Talks To German Magazine Éclat

Jonny talks tours, the NI scene, Larry David, German chefs, Derry 'wans', writing 'fuck' songs and posthumously fires Scott LaFaro...

WINNEN! Kaarten Voor Punkband LaFaro In Ekko, Utrecht!

Something for the Dutch fans.

Glasgow Music Review MTC In Glasgow

'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

Our Krypton Son On BBC Vinyl Takeover

'Sunlight In The Ashes' on BBC Radio Ulster.

Touring & Whoaring MTC Feature

'Go on, get out, and go see them.'

MTC's UK Tour Diary #1

Danny B Sings S Club, Cracker Comps In Glasgow, and Drummers Talk Drums...

Smalltown America At Camden Crawl Dublin 2012

Smalltown America to host night at the first ever Camden Crawl Dublin.

Public Service Broadcast #10 Act To Support Snow Patrol

Rams' Pocket Radio to be main tour support to Snow Patrol on their upcoming European arena tour.

Our Krypton Son Featured In Hot Press Magazine

'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.'

Jonny Black On 'Easy Meat'

LaFaro's Jonny Black explains 'Easy Meat' track-by-track. An insight? Maybe. The truth? Possibly. Good reading? Definitely.

February 2012 Newsletter

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 & Feldberg Still On Top At RTE

Our Krypton Son's 'Catalonian Love Song' and Feldberg's 'Dreamin'' remain in RTE Radio 1's 'A' playlist.

Our Krypton Son In Session For BBC Introducing

Chris pops into Philly Taggart's BBC Radio 1 Introducing Northern Ireland Show for a chat and some tunes.

LaFaro and Fighting With Wire In Bearded Magazine's 'Guide To Belfast'

'It’s not for everyone, and it’ll be interesting to see what they decide to do next, but either way, whatever they’ve got, the people of Belfast want a lot more of it.'

The Big List Interview Our Krypton Son

''Catalonian Love Song' has spread virulently through the airwaves, infecting listeners with its neo, old-fangled charm.'

Our Krypton Son On BBC Radio Ulster

'Catalonian Love Song' played on Ralph McLean's 'Legendary Voices' Show last night on BBC Radio Ulster.

Dutch Site 'iDordt' Review LaFaro Live At Bibelot

'Uiteindelijk kwam ik er op uit dat de muziek wel wat weg had van Peter Pan Speedrock en de zang wel een beetje leek op Johnny Rotten van de Sex Pistols, maar ook hier zijn de overeenkomsten nog vrij ver gezocht.' [This definitely sounds interesting...Any translators?]

Dutch Site 3Voor12 Review LaFaro

'Easy Meat klinkt als Motörhead in overdrive, overkill wordt het echter niet.' [Anyone available to translate?]

German Site MetalTrails.com Interview LaFaro Frontman Jonny Black

"For years the English have been trying to convince the world that the Germans never laugh, that they all wear storm-trooper uniforms and that they are all called Siegfried. But the German people are some of the warmest, funniest people we have ever met." - Jonny

Fighting With Wire In AU Gig Guide

Fighting With Wire play Belfast on February 16th.

No Borders Magazine Review LaFaro In Edinburgh

"Throw a glass at Oisin if he makes a mistake." - Jonny

Chimp Magazine Review 'Meat Wagon

'Savage, crunchy, dissonant and punctuated with dynamics that deliver a huge break and massive drop.' LaFaro have 'the drop'? - Do one Skrillex...

OoR Magazine Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

Taken from February's issue of Oor Magazine. Still in need of translation.

More Than Conquerors To Support General Fiasco

More Than Conquerors will join General Fiasco on their upcoming UK tour.

AU Magazine Review LaFaro In Belfast

'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.'