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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...
English Americana act A Different Thread first took shape several months ago when travelling guitarist Robert Jackson crossed paths with classical cellist Isaac Collider while performing on the street and decided that a team up was in order. Despite still...
A Calling from the Shore is the debut EP release for Ren, a Newcastle-based singer and songwriter with an affinity toward Ireland and Celtic influences. The EP, consisting of five tracks, tells a story of adventure, with the sadness of...
Electric Shore are a three-piece alternative / indie band from Ratoath, Co. Meath. They have released their three-track EP called Glass. On the first track, 'P.S', I felt that the instrumental was a bit disjointed. The intro to this...
Galway native Chris Haze is surely one of the most proficient performers to have shown up on the Irish music scene since the start of the decade. After unleashing his inaugural single to much ado in 2012, the industrious...
Our Brief Encounters is the debut EP from Blackpool's Blanket. When the first thing I read about Blanket is the term “post-rock”, I shudder instinctively. That dumping ground for onanistic guitar droning and songwriters who can’t write songs is...
British band The Final Clause of Tacitus originally came together a little over a year ago when Reading residents Matt Dunne, Tom Burden, Andy Silva and Luke Silver decided to join forces to forge their own singular assortment of...
This EP was recorded by Moonlands in a barn in battle with their producer. In other words, it’s their second EP. Comprising Lucy Elliott, Joel Brooks, Joel Frosh, Buster Stonham and Ayumi Konno, Moonlands have been hovering on the...
Carlow /Kilkenny trio Exiles formed in late 2015 and Red Lights is their debut EP. Darragh O’Connor (Guitar/Synths), Johnny Smee (Keys/Electronic Drums) and Jack O'Flaherty (Vocals/Guitar), combine electro pop with '80s guitars. Heavy on the Hall and Oates, the...
If you're a fan of BARQ or Miss Kate & The Higher State and you're hankering for more  expertly performed slick soul, then vinegar mother are the tonic for your woes. The New York / Connecticut based five piece...
English alt-rockers Forfeits began their career with a bang two years ago by engrossing gig-goers on stage at a sold out show in London’s illustrious Barfly venue before going on to win acclaim from the likes of Camden Radio,...
Funky folk-rock ensemble American Anymen originally emerged at the turn of the century when video artist Brett Sullivan embarked on a quest to create compositions that are more concerned with conveying meaning than with demonstrating technical expertise. But, that...

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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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