Pure M Picks – May 10th

As the dust settles on the inaugural Canalaphonic festival, we’ll try and ease you back into ‘real life’ with these wonderful little ditties. It’s the second instalment of Pure M Picks, and as ever we’re giving you a wide range of genres to listen to.

Our track of the week is from The Smoking Giants. 

The Smoking Giants – Push it Forward

Irish rock is still in good hands it would seem. “Push it Forward” is the debut single from the band and it’s a cracker. Also worth checking out is the Bill Hicks inspired “Return From Exile”.

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Disconcerting P – Hey Man

The Kildare native has written a fantastic album, and “Hey Man” is the stand-out track.

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Otherkin – Ay Ay

Best played loud, Otherkin’s new single ticks all the boxes for classic rock tune.

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Here is Your Temple – Equivoke

Moody, synth-y, and damn good. “Equivoke” is the lead single from the Swedish group’s upcoming album.

 

Frozen Houses – Stars on the Boulevard

With vocals reminiscent of Robert Plant, this song is the right amount of dreamy. A lovely track.

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Ross Nevin – Circles

Incorporating elements of jazz and classical, this Dublin multi-instrumentalist has delivered some beautiful music.

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Megacone – Ouncy Castle

Tremendously catchy rock from Dublin’s instrumental five piece.

 

The Tailor Made – Sadist

Strap yourself in, here’s the heaviest track of our picks this week. The hook-filled “Sadist” comes from the band’s new EP.

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Maria Shiel – Star

Describing her style as ‘future-folk’ is pretty bold, but Star is a delightful number whatever you want to call it.

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Abandcalledboy – Paul Simon’s Daily Routine

Quirky titles aside, the Belfast band have created some proper good tunes. “Paul Simon’s Daily Routine” being a perfect example.

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