PureGrand is a pop act consisting of Dublin visual artist and musician, Luke Faulkner.
Influenced heavily by 20th century pop music and broader pop genres, PureGrand merges introspective lyrics and melody with a healthy dose of camp. PureGrand began in 2012 for Faulkner's photographic and visual work but since 2016 has expanded into a pop project.
PureGrand's debut EP Synthetic Roots was released in 2016 followed by Swallow Your Doubt in 2018 to positive press from Hot Press and GCN, this was followed by the video to lead single Pink which was featured on Nialler9 and has amassed over 2,000 views to date on YouTube while also being shown at New York's East Village Film Festival.
In 2019 Faulkner dropped his italo disco inspired EP Painkiller which along with it's lead single Last Bus received praise from Joe.ie, Golden Plec and from international queer blogs.
The song received radio play from Tara Stewart's show on RTE 2FM as well as on 2XM, DDR and 8Radio.
Faulkner writes, records and produces all of his music as well as directing, shooting and editing his music videos and has worked to create visuals for other up and coming Irish acts like GMG and most recently Jack Rua, Babylamb and LOGUOS
He has performed across Dublin (Workman's, Sin E) as well as at some of Irelands best homegrown alternative performance nights such as Glitter Hole, Avoca’s Queer Cabaret and has most recently performed alongside Xnthony at the Dublin Fringe Festival as part of the Deluxe Access show.