THERE’S A WORLD GOING ON UNDERGROUND

‘I can’t believe there’s no egg and onion!’ exclaims Rob, setting up his guitar pedals. We are in Smalltown America’s studio, Derry. It is the last day of March 2012. A gloomy Saturday. We are taking part in an ambitious 24 hour recording session in which two acts...

THE RAY D’ARCY LOOKALIKE

 It is January, 2012. I’ve been asked to play a solo session for RTE Radio in support of the band’s first single ‘Catalonian Love Song’. They would eventually add it to their playlist but for now they’ve very kindly asked me to make...

CREAKING SYNAPSES

 ‘I don’t even like Superman.’ I might have thought as I took the money in my greedy paw. I am 14 years old and have just sold a Superman comic to a young chap two years my junior. For some exorbitant fee no doubt. Enough for 10 chomps and a carton of Um Bongo...

EP: RESONATOR

   ‘Resonator’ EP. An unreleased pre-OKS effort from many years ago featuring embryonic versions of one or two tracks from the debut album. No idea what yer man’s drinking. By the shape of him I’d wager Bavaria 8.6.

CELEBRITY LOVE ABATTOIR

 September 2010. Having traversed an action packed year in which we’d recorded an album ourselves and completed lots of preliminary mixes, I’d become a proud father and Rob had left the band momentarily to rip it up around the country with ‘Here Comes The Landed...

SCENES FROM A KRYPT

 June/July 2010. My good friend and ace photographer Paula Gillespie contacts me about doing a photo shoot with her at an undisclosed location. We’d talked about a shoot for a couple years really once OKS got under way and had bandied about a few ideas (One...