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The Black Light – All Forgotten Dreams (Album Review)

The Black Light
All Forgotten Dreams is the debut album from Swindon/Southampton based duo The Black Light. There's an updated Genesis vibe off All Forgotten Dreams. Martin Bassett (Guitars, Bass, Keys, vocals) & Andrew Watt (Drums, keys, vocals) formed the band from the remnants of their previous...

Ängie releases video for new single ‘Spun’

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Swedish star Ängie has unveiled the video for her highly acclaimed new single 'Spun', out now through Universal. The video premiered with Wonderland who said, "Ängie looks set to continue shaking up the pop sphere... Who doesn't love a bit of controversy though, eh?" 'Spun'...

Freeze the Atlantic: The People Are Revolting album review

Farnborough based band Freeze the Atlantic first came to fruition in 2009 when Hundred Reasons guitarist Andy Gilmour and Reuben drummer Guy Davis decided to join forces to spearhead a new alt-rock ensemble together. Since then, they’ve teamed up with guitarist Tom Stevens, bassist...

Empty Lungs: Don’t Get It EP review

Empty Lungs
The last few years have certainly been fruitful for Belfast based band Empty Lungs. On top of churning out several well-received EPs and singles since the start of 2013, members Mykie, Kev and Conor have conquered the crowds at a whole host of highly esteemed...

Milky Teeth – ‘Sleepiness and Weary Wit’ (Single Review)

Milky Teeth
‘Sleepiness and Weary Wit’ is the first release from Milky Teeth’s upcoming full length album. Milky Teeth is the music of guitarist and vocalist Robbie Barron from Cork, Ireland. His other projects include work with bands such as the Shaker Hymn and John Blek...

Remedy – ‘Prescription Addiction’ (Single Review)

Remedy describe themselves as a hybrid fusion of The Prodigy and Rage Against The Machine. In essence, they are a political motivated band performing aggressive electronic music. 'Prescription Addiction' starts with an discordant fanfare, rising and falling as the main instrumental hook fades in and...

The Isotopes: 1994 World Series Champions album review

The story of Canadian punk rock act The Isotopes began back in 2007 when founding frontman Evan October decided to start a band whose sole purpose would be to pay tribute to the exalted American sport of baseball. Taking their name from the home...

Áine Cahill : Plastic single review

Áine Cahill
Having discovered an affinity for singing at the age of 16, Irish artist Áine Cahill spent several years honing her skills as a composer before securing herself recording time at County Meath’s esteemed JAM Studios and unleashing her inaugural EP at the end of...

An Evening With Peter Hook & The Light – The Academy, Dublin

Peter Hook
Peter Hook & The Light are to return to Ireland for a trio of dates at the end of November and starting December 2017 as they visit on their widely acclaimed world tour performing both Substance albums by Joy Division and New Order. Hooky and...

D-Day: Movin’ On single review

Irish alt-rock ensemble D-Day have managed to accomplish quite a lot over the last nine months or so. After serving as support to Tokyo Taboo at The Workman’s Club in June, the proficient foursome proceeded to perform alongside The Strypes during Rock the Docks in Galway...

Big Giant Head Tour, Ft. BARQ, HAWK & HARBOURING OCEANS: Whelan’s Dublin

Big Giant Head
Big Giant Head Tour Featuring BARQ, HAWK, HARBOURING OCEANS Live at Whelan's, Thursday April 6th 2017. Tickets €10.00 including booking fee are on sale now from Ticketmaster. Over 18s |ID Required | Doors 7.00pm. BIG GIANT HEAD TOUR comes to Ireland and the UK this...

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Pet Shop Boys live at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

Pet Shop Boys
After the huge success of the first part of their Super World Tour last autumn, the Pet...

VITAL returns to Belfast with Tiesto & Clean Bandit

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The annual Vital Festival returns to Belfast's Boucher Road Playing Fields on Saturday 26 August - Tickets...

Relive the magic this July at Punchestown Music Festival

Punchestown
The Punchestown Music Festival returns this Summer with a two-day line up featuring Tom Jones and Jess...

Pure M chats to… The Blades

The Blades celebrate the launch of their Vinyl edition of their album 'MODERNISED' at Whelan's on Friday...

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The mysterious case of Mr.Dax Shepard has always struck me as strange. At face value, he seems...

Life

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The Age of Shadows

The Age of Shadows is a precisely crafted and excitingly stylish picture hailing from South Korea. Directed...

The Salesman

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Pure M chats to… The Blades

The Blades celebrate the launch of their Vinyl edition of their album 'MODERNISED' at Whelan's on Friday...

Pure M chats to… The Doors Alive

To call The Doors Alive merely a tribute act would be a huge disservice to what  is the...

Pure M meets Dublin Art-Pop Duo Æ Mak Ahead Of Irish Tour

Dublin band Æ Mak have announced their new single, 'I Walk', which will be launched in The...

Pure M chats to… The Answer

They are The Answer, a rock band from Northern Ireland. They write, perform and love to kick...

Pure M chats to… Ailbhe Reddy

Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter whose deeply personal heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics and a memorable voice lingers...

CULTURAL

The Catholic Church: Hypocrisy at its finest

Catholic
Growing up, I had never heard of a “Mother and baby home” being in existence. It sounds...

“Just bin it and forget about it”- what really happens to all the things we own

Bin
In this phase of high mass consumption that we live in, putting rubbish into a bin is...

An Inconvenient Truth

Truth
We surely live in historic times. The world, or at least the one that is ever-increasingly mediated...

GAMES

Sniper Elite 4: Review

Sniper Elite 4 is the latest offering from Rebellion's WWII 3rd person shooter series, which sees your character...

Horizon Zero Dawn: Review

Guerrilla Games has abandoned the assault rifle and dystopian world of Killzone for a society with a...

Four reasons to pick up Mafia 3

Mafia 3
If you haven’t bought 2k’s new game, Mafia 3, then here are four reasons you should consider...

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