Welcome to the tenth Pure M Picks – and what could be the best selection we’ve had so far! Stick the kettle on, cut yourself a slice of cake, and settle in for ten magnificent tunes.

Track of the week is “Broadcast” by Mannequin Sex Drive.

Mannequin Sex Drive – Broadcast 

The Dublin band’s new single can be downloaded for free, but more importantly is a stirring political anthem. Highly recommended.

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Oki’s Wagon – Shake

The lead single from the band’s debut album A Curious Dose is a finely crafted folk diamond.

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Shay D. (Feat. WisDumb and Epic Record) – One Life to Live

A fantastic debut from the Derry rapper. The positive message and fantasticly groovy beat are a joyful combination.

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No Monster Club – I’ve Retired

Our music reviewer Mark Ahearne was bowled over by No Monster Club’s new album People Are Weird. It’s no surprise why…

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David King – Ruirteach Blues

The title track from David King’s new album is a sombre, acoustic affair with a dramatic close.


Attack the Day – This is How it Ends

Taken from the Fermanagh band’s new EP, this track may not reflect the relatively hard rock nature of the record – but there’s no denying just how good “This is How it Ends” is.

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Kinetics – Yank Me Out of Neutral

Pop perfection from the Swedish group. Their new EP is out now and is full of indie gems just like this.

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Delta Rae – The Meaning of it All

The talented American band have created an album full of different styles and genres, making it very difficult to choose which track to feature.

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Alex Jordan and Co. – Leap of Faith

The title track from the new EP is a catchy, triumphant country number.

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Calm State – Wind

Lace Weeper frontman Sebastian Florek’s side-project has resulted in some highly enjoyable ambient songs like this.

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