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Andrew Goldring is an American singer-songwriter who mixes the classic sounds of legendary musicians like Neil Young and Ryan Adams with a modern style which incorporates lo-fi sounds and fuzzy guitars. His newest single, “Cosmic Dance”, which was self-engineered...
‘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...
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...
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...
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...
Even though the name Maggie McClure may not immediately ring any bells in your mind, there’s a high chance you’ve come across her work in the past and just didn’t realise it. Having contributed to the soundtracks of a...
Five Mile Smile are a duo band from Belfast in Northern Ireland. They formed all the way back in 2000 and went on a long hiatus from 2003 until 2014. They are back with new tracks, and their latest...
With song titles like ‘Endless Grey’ and ‘Rainy Days (Are Here Again)’, you get the impression that the depressive nature of the music of A Thousand Hours is inspired by the weather, and seeing as they are based in...
In Crowd enthusiasts the world over rejoiced last September when Tay announced she’d be reteaming with Mike and Cameron to release new material under the moniker of Sainte. Several weeks of teasing on social media ensued before the trio...
Poison is the latest single from Calista Kazuko, a classically trained pianist from the Royal Academy of Music with a focus on macabre pop. Though some of you may remember her for her appearance on "Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack"....
Northern Irish rockers Grace Loughrey, Danny McConaghie, Megan O’Kane and Pando originally began gigging together as an Always Sunny in Philadelphia tribute act called Chemical Toilet before rebranding themselves as Bad Fit and unleashing their inaugural single, “Strong Forever”, in...
Fresh off announcing they'll be playing INDIE 17, Dublin band Brass Phantoms have released a new single, entitled Waiting Up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1znN8jaXGw The drumming on this track is unlike most acts these days, skewing a standard beat for some beautiful tom work....

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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

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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