Category Archives: awards

Pure M Awards 2015

They’ve only gone and done it. Pure M, the music and entertainment magazine has announced that they are running a live music award show happening at a tbc location in Dublin this year.


According to the site, the award show will;

“give recognition for artistic creation in Ireland, we also have European and International awards too”

They aren’t doing the live show by halves either – talk of live music, special guests, snap happy photographers, and actual awards for the winners certainly sounds like it will be a great night. Roll out the red carpet people!

If you want to be in with a chance of winning an award, or running amuck on the red carpet, hit here to fill out the entry form. Nominations will be announced on May 1st. For more details, keep an eye out on the Pure M site.

Kanye believe he did it again?

The Grammy Awards gets a lot of stick. I’m not sure why really – as an artist, it must feel nice to win or be nominated for a gong? Perhaps for the artists, it’s the equivalent of us normal folk cringing at the thoughts of going to a wedding for fear of sitting next to the awkward uncle, or at the rowdy table that will make too much noise, get horribly drunk, and annoy the bride during the speeches. Tensions are high on the night I’m sure, so the party goers drink more than they should to settle the nerves (we’ve all done it), then when they don’t win, it embarrassing. You have to hold it all in as there are so many faces and cameras looking right at you. Don’t you Kanye?

He has no problem crashing an acceptance speech – remember the MTV VMAs 2009 when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech saying “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’m going to let you finish — but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,”

And he’s done it again. This time, the unsuspecting winner was Beck, accepting a gong for Album of the Year. Kanye looked set to declare his disgust again that Beyonce didn’t win, but then held off – probably when he saw the scared look in Becks eyes.

Beck and Kanye have a moment

Stuff like this is TV gold. Let’s face it, award ceremonies can sometimes be boring to watch and incidents like this make it interesting and are a sure-fire way to set the internet and social media on fire.

Kanye continued with the following interview on E! News – Seriously, you need to watch this.

Kany E News interview Grammys 2015

Trent Reznor was nominated for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for Gone Girl, but I doubt he was ever going to show up or win after his disgruntled tweet last year – he paired up with Lindsey Buckingham, Dave Grohl and Queens of the Stone Age only to be cut short on the performance when the show ran over by 15 minutes.

Trent Reznor on Twitter: “Music’s biggest night… to be disrespected. A heartfelt FUCK YOU guys.”.

The face of award ceremonies has changed in recent times with the likes of Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey presenting while roasting all the elites sitting in front of them, so perhaps we are going to see more of this type of thing from now on. It’s expected that something or someone is going to do or say something at them these days. Change is good.

Perhaps Aphex Twin will do something crazy at the Meteor Choice awards on March 5th, after picking up a Grammy gong for Best Dance/Electronic Album.  with ‘Syro’.


For a full list of all of the nominees and winners, click here.

Speaking of the Meteor Choice awards, don’t forget you can still vote every day for your Song of the Year here and see the nominations for Album of the Year here.

You can catch the Grammy highlights on RTE2 tonight at 7.30pm.

Hozier Annie?!

Ahead of the eagerly anticipated Grammys, where our very own Hozier is up for Song of the Year with Take me to Church, Andrew Hozier Byrne posted this snap of himself and Annie Lennox chilling between rehearsals. As you do.

Hozier and Annie Lennox


Busy meeting the stars over the water, he also managed to bag the ever popular Ellen DeGeneres show – not sure of the local showing of this, but will let you know as soon as!

Ellen recently had Ed Sheeran on alongside LL Cool J! Good times.

Ed Sheeran on Ellen DeGeneres


Whelan in the years

Fair play to Whelans – now in it’s 25th year of showcasing amazing talent from across the country, as well as from across the globe, and now scooping the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hot Press Live Music Venue of the Year awards last night.

It’s been a great year for the venue, selling out many internationally recognised acts such as Ed Sheeran and Damien Rice. \it has also recently given itself a new lick of paint on the outside and looks as fresh as ever!

I’m sure heads are very sore today in light of receiving the award. 5th on Teeling, the Sligo based music venue which received a nod for promoting the local scene in the North West, tweeted a picture of the award.

Awww, we’re so proud of you guys!