New album for Our Krypton Son

Critically acclaimed Derry songwriter Chris McConaghy. aka Our Krypton Son. launches his second album, '˜Fleas & Diamonds', at the Nerve Centre tonight (Friday).

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 3:57 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:08 am
Chris McConaghy aka Our Krypton Son

McConaghy has earned plaudits far and wide for his distinctive, rich sound, with one critic hailing his first LP as ‘truly remarkable’. BBC Radio Ulster’s Stephen McCauley has described him as ‘one of the best songwriters I’ve ever heard’.

For his second album, McConaghy disappeared to the wilds of Creeslough in Co. Donegal to find a modicum of inspiration, emerging with twelve unique songs.

‘Fleas & Diamonds’ is described as a “cathartic” experience for both listener and singer.

Across its 46 minutes and 47 seconds are “moments of profound beauty, honesty and truth”.

His self-titled debut album was produced by Sam Williams (Supergrass, The Go Team) and was released in 2013 to great acclaim.

McConaghy has shared the stage with acts such as Snow Patrol, Hozier, dEUS, Two Door Cinema Club, Alabama 3 and has performed coveted slots at T Vital and Other Voices in Dingle.

‘Fleas & Diamonds’ will be available on physical and digital formats from Smalltown America on March 10.

Don’t miss Our Krypton Son, featuring Special Guests PORTS and Conor Mason, tonight at the Nerve Centre. Doors 8pm. Music from 9pm.