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Approved: Patrick Forge at The Yard
Approved: Patrick Forge at The Yard

27 March 2015

This Friday the regular Paradise Loft night hosts a very special guest, Patrick Forge at The Yard Theatre in Hackney. Alongside Gilles Peterson, Forge...

Approved: Dísa
Approved: Dísa

26 March 2015

Icelandic musician Dísa - real name Dísa Jacob - released her debut EP, 'Sculpture', this week through Danish label Tigerspring. The EP, which...

Approved: Beam
Approved: Beam

25 March 2015

If you've come across Amy MacDougall before, it's most likely as a collaborator of King Creosote. However, as Beam she is also building...

Approved: Zhala
Approved: Zhala

24 March 2015

The words 'Robyn protégé' will get you a long way, but only so far. At some point you'll have to step out on...

Approved: Femme
Approved: Femme

23 March 2015

Vocalist in Nigel Godrich's Ultraísta, Laura Bettinson has been gaining a lot of traction with her Femme solo persona over the last twelve...

Approved: Dies IRÆ with Ø [Phase], Gambo & Tama at Fluido Club, Turin
Approved: Dies IRÆ with Ø [Phase], Gambo & Tama at Fluido Club, Turin

20 March 2015

It's not often that the tip leaves London, let-alone the UK, but I'm heading to Italy this weekend, so hell, I'm going to...

Approved: LLLL
Approved: LLLL

19 March 2015

Previously approved in 2013, producer Kazuto Okawa - aka LLLL - releases his second album, 'Faithful', through Tokyo label Progressive Form this week....

Approved: Etiquette
Approved: Etiquette

18 March 2015

Canada-based Etiquette is a synth-pop band with tight bonds - via its primary pairing, visual artist/Chad-Vangaalen-backing-vocalist Julie Fader and producer/Holy-Fuck-keyboardist Graham Walsh -...

Approved: Rolo Tomassi - Stage Knives
Approved: Rolo Tomassi - Stage Knives

17 March 2015

Rolo Tomassi have released the first track from their upcoming new album 'Grievances', which is due out on 1 Jun. Titled 'Stage Knives',...

Approved: Blonde Maze
Approved: Blonde Maze

16 March 2015

New York-based musician Amanda Steckler released her debut track as Blonde Maze last week, the first to be taken from an upcoming four-track...

Approved: Superfreq & Wiggle present SuperWiggleFreq Joint Birthday Party at N.90
Approved: Superfreq & Wiggle present SuperWiggleFreq Joint Birthday Party at N.90

13 March 2015

Two big nights combine forces tonight... Superfreq turns 21 and Wiggle thirteen! Superfreq founder Mr C, of The Shamen and The End fame, will...

Approved: Young Fathers
Approved: Young Fathers

12 March 2015

Contrary Mercury winners Young Fathers will release their new album, 'White Men Are Black Men Too', through Big Dada on 6 Apr. Following...

Approved: Phoebe Ryan
Approved: Phoebe Ryan

11 March 2015

Initially setting out her stall as a songwriter behind the scenes, Phoebe Ryan stepped out as an artist in her own right at...

Approved: Ratking - 700 Fill
Approved: Ratking - 700 Fill

10 March 2015

Rap trio Ratking, certified CMU Artists Of The Year 2014, sneak-released their new LP '700 Fill', the follow-on to the widely lionised 'So...

Approved: Young Karin
Approved: Young Karin

9 March 2015

Young Karin released their debut EP, 'No 1', last year but have just stepped up its promotion once again after taking away the...

Approved: Back To 95 Fourteenth Birthday Party at Great Suffolk Street Warehouse
Approved: Back To 95 Fourteenth Birthday Party at Great Suffolk Street Warehouse

6 March 2015

Can it really be 20 years since the heyday of classic old skool house and garage? And fourteen since this night started taking...

Approved: Aurora
Approved: Aurora

5 March 2015

Aurora has released three singles over the course of the last year, each showcasing a well-formed folk-inflected pop style, starting with 'Awakening' last...

Approved: Kelela - A Message
Approved: Kelela - A Message

4 March 2015

I guess we could be accused of 'banging on' about Kelela, this being her fifth appearance in the Approved column, either solo or...

Approved: Priest
Approved: Priest

3 March 2015

Californian pop duo Priest released their debut EP, 'Samurai', last year under the more Googlable but harder to say moniker X Priest X....

Playlist: CMU Approved in February 2015
Playlist: CMU Approved in February 2015

2 March 2015

Each weekday, the CMU Approved column highlights a new artist, track, article or other online activity that we think our readers should be...

Approved: Capsule
Approved: Capsule

2 March 2015

We made Japanese producer Yasutaka Nakata one of our Artists Of 2013 in recognition of his impressive output that year, both with J-pop...

Approved: Jungle Splash
Approved: Jungle Splash

27 February 2015

Brixton Jamm catches my eye again this week with some top jungle, garage and dub action. The junglism will be supplied by the old...

Approved: Warpaint - No Way Out
Approved: Warpaint - No Way Out

26 February 2015

As Warpaint's inarguably-titled last LP 'Warpaint' - a closed-off labyrinth of snaky love (and death) songs prone to fits of trip-hop - still...

Approved: Nadine Shah
Approved: Nadine Shah

25 February 2015

Nadine Shah previously appeared in the Approved column way back in 2012, releasing her debut album, 'Love Your Dum And Mad', the following...

Approved: Francesca Belmonte
Approved: Francesca Belmonte

24 February 2015

A regular Tricky collaborator in recent years, Francesca Belmonte is now readying her debut solo album, 'Amina', for release through his False Idols...

Approved: Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld
Approved: Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld

23 February 2015

Saxophonist Colin Stetson and violinist Sarah Neufeld are both known for their experimental natures, and are also both signed to Constellation. Those seem...

Approved: Flux Fourth Birthday
Approved: Flux Fourth Birthday

20 February 2015

We're heading up to Leeds for the Club Tip this week, and the fourth anniversary of the city's Flux parties. The underground house,...

Approved: Blanck Mass
Approved: Blanck Mass

19 February 2015

A couple of years ago, I wrote about a new Blanck Mass track that I assumed, at the time, was the first to...

Approved: Keto
Approved: Keto

18 February 2015

Yesterday we featured a singer-songwriter who'd started going by another name, and I see no reason why we should buck that trend now....

Approved: Dralms
Approved: Dralms

17 February 2015

Christopher Smith has released a couple of albums under his own name back in his native Canada already. And there was a definite...

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