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NEXT SERIES OF ALBUM REISSUES TO BE RELEASED FROM 19th MAY 12 ALBUMS ON HEAVYWEIGHT 180GRAM BLACK VINYL NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING / FEAR OF THE DARK / THE X FACTOR / VIRTUAL XI /BRAVE NEW WORLD / ROCK IN...
Feist will release a new album, entitled Pleasure, on April 28th via Polydor Records. Feist's first album in six years reflects on secrets and shame, loneliness and tenderness, care and fatigue and is at its core a study on self-awareness....
Pop supergroup New Kids On The Block have unveiled the music video for 'One More Night', the first single to be taken from their upcoming Thankful EP which will be released on May 12th. The multi-platinum selling group, featuring Joey...
“Colourful Rain”, taken from the upcoming EP Bones and Machinations, is the new single from Danish duo SWEET TEMPEST, to be released on the 17th of March via Cicada. Written, produced and mixed by the duo of Julian Winding...
Following LORDE’s triumphant return with new single “Green Light,” the singer sets the release of her second full-length album Melodrama for June 16 via Universal Music. Melodrama is available for pre-order now with release of new track “Liability” (produced by...
Award-winning singer and pop star Astrid S has unveiled her brand new single "Breathe". The track is her first of new music for 2017, and follows a breakthrough year for Astrid, in which her hit single - 'Hurts So...
James Blunt has released his brand new single 'Bartender', which is taken from his forthcoming album 'The Afterlove', out on March 24th. The anthemic and hugely captivating new single is available to download now for fans who pre-order James'...
We’re delighted to announce this year's Pure M Award nominees in our music category for ‘Best Male’ (Solo Artist) – Here is the list of Acts nominated in no particular order… Jimi Cullen James OR TALOS Eoin Glackin Ross Breen Duke Special Sam Wickens Kojaque Funzo Oliver Cole Tim Cooke Twenty...
Axwell / Ingrosso have released the video for their latest single 'I Love You' featuring Kid Ink. The epic, cinematic-style video follows a thriller narrative with an unexpected plot twist involving Kid Ink and three women. Director Colin Tilley's credits...
The Girls Rock camp launch will be celebrated with a fundraiser gig in The Grand Social, Dublin Friday 24th March. Special guests performing on the night are Æ MAK, Alien She, Susie-Blue, and Extravision. Girls Rock Dublin invite you...
Now in its third year, MusicTown celebrates the rich music heritage and contemporary artistic lifeblood of Dublin City, one of the world’s most musical cities. Full programme details will be announced in the coming weeks. Over 11 days and...
John Legend and Ariana Grande have today unveiled the music video for their collaboration, the title track from the motion picture 'Beauty & The Beast'. The music video shows John and Ariana performing the track together in the ballroom of...

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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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INTERVIEWS

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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