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Electric Ray and the Shockers are an Austrian rock band that have created their own crazy blend of punk, psych and surf rock. The group is fronted by Electric Ray and his backing band is made up of Manuel...
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...
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...
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...
Holy Shit It’s The Future West is the debut album from Dundalk’s The Future West. Dundalk is the current home of Irish music, with every other band of note hailing from the bandit town. The group are lead by...
Endless Grey is the debut album from Alaskan collective A Thousand Hours. The group, lead by Red Collier, were a big hit at Pure M with their recent single 'The Desolate Hour' and its sardonically titled b-side 'Rainy Days...
North Carolina rockers Big Something have been bouncing around the scene for a few years now, building up a fervent fan-base in the states by serving as support to the likes of The B-52s, Robert Randolph and several other...
Tongue Bundle are based in Dublin and, depending on who you ask, there are between six and nine of them in the band. Luckily they’ve had some spacious stages at Vantastival, Electric Picnic, Valentia Isle, and other festivals besides....
‘Home’ is the first solo album of singer-songwriter James Kennedy - a UK based musician, previously the guitarist and singer from Kyshera. Since breaking off from his former band, Kennedy has been exploring his music in a therapeutic manner,...
  English multi-award winning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran released his much anticipated third studio album Divide on 3rd March 2017. Sheeran is recently back from a year off, so fans were interested to see what he would come back with, given...
Matching two of the great inventions and most enjoyable creations of humanity The Bookshop Band write songs about books. Not just books in general but specific scenes themes and characters from assigned books. The two members were friends with the...
Brooklyn based band Bellehouse began making waves on the American music scene back in 2015 when material from their eponymous inaugural EP managed to infiltrate the airwaves of more than fifty radio stations in the US. Encouraged by the...

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MUSIC

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

vital
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...

MOVIES

CHiPS

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

Life

Nothing good ever happens in space. Life follows a group of researchers on the International Space Station...

The Age of Shadows

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

The Salesman

The Salesman, written and directed by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, comes to us as this year's Oscar...

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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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