PureGrand is a pop act consisting of Dublin photographer and musician, Luke Faulkner. He makes pop music inspired by sounds of the latter 20th century combined with a healthy dose of camp, he tries not to follow trends but sometimes might if he likes what is trendy. Faulkner writes and produces his music and shoots and designs all his artwork.
His combination of catchy crafted songs paired with striking, colourful music videos aim to entertain while also providing a platform for social commentary and queer expression. In 2018 he released Pink, the video for which gained over 2,000 views and was shown at The East Village Queer Film Festival. Following this was 2019’s Italo disco EP Painkiller and the wintery ballad Flowers, which was included on Spotify’s A Breath of Fresh Éire playlist.
Not letting 2020 get in the way of his plans, he released his single Timeline in August, receiving positive reviews from The Last Mixed Tape and GCN, alongside a video in collaboration with director Eleanor Rogers which premiered on Nialler9.
Faulkner has performed at some of Irelands best homegrown alternative nights such as Glitter Hole, Avoca’s Queer Cabaret and at the Dublin Fringe Festival. He most recently performed with Jack Rua, CMAT and Gold Blooded Woman as part of Gotta Tell You, a pop event about the future of Irish pop as part of Music Town Dublin
As a visual artist, Faulkner has worked on visuals with queer Irish acts such as Babylamb, ELKAE and most prominently Jack Rua.