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Approved: Bugged Out 20th Birthday Party at Fire
Approved: Bugged Out 20th Birthday Party at Fire

21 November 2014

For the second of their big London birthday parties the Bugged Out crew take over Fire this weekend. Ten DJs promise to play...

Approved: Efterklang - The Last Concert film
Approved: Efterklang - The Last Concert film

20 November 2014

Having seen Efterklang's live show develop over the best part of a decade, in recent years they seemed to have hit upon a...

Approved: Fake Laugh
Approved: Fake Laugh

19 November 2014

I've had 'Freely', the six-track latest EP by Lovepark's Kamran Khan, aka Fake Laugh, 'on repeat' again and again (so basically, on repeat...

Approved: Nils Bech
Approved: Nils Bech

18 November 2014

One of the highlights of last week's Ja Ja Ja festival in London, the three day event expanding out of the monthly Nordic...

Approved: Alex Calder
Approved: Alex Calder

17 November 2014

You can throw all kinds of descriptive words and phrases at Alex Calder that'd stick. 'Lo fi' maybe, 'dream-pop' certainly, 'Mac DeMarco-like' inevitably....

Approved: InnerSoul presents Integral Select at Plan B
Approved: InnerSoul presents Integral Select at Plan B

14 November 2014

This Saturday, InnerSoul takes over Plan B in Brixton for some proper drum n bass action. The night sees the promoter team up...

Approved: OOFJ
Approved: OOFJ

13 November 2014

Formed in 2011, OOFJ released their debut album, 'Disco To Die For', last year, a collection of dark, cinematic journeys. The pair met...

Approved: Oscar
Approved: Oscar

12 November 2014

Looking, some have said, like a young, kinder-faced Will Self (if Will Self made crinkly indie-pop songs), Oscar Scheller started releasing the first...

Approved: Shamir
Approved: Shamir

11 November 2014

Shamir Bailey grew up opposite a pig farm. I'm not sure this is really relevant to his music, but it's in his biog,...

Approved: Loyle Carner
Approved: Loyle Carner

10 November 2014

A young South London MC with a lax, plain-speaking style and easily traceable links to King Krule and Jesse 'From SE' James Solomon...

Approved: Warm Fifteenth Birthday at Plastic People
Approved: Warm Fifteenth Birthday at Plastic People

7 November 2014

It's Warm's fifteenth birthday on Saturday, and to celebrate the night is returning to former haunt Plastic People - a quality Shoreditch basement...

Approved: Groove Odyssey Fifth Birthday at Ican Studios
Approved: Groove Odyssey Fifth Birthday at Ican Studios

7 November 2014

A little younger, but very mature for its age, is soulful house night Groove Odyssey, something of a regular in this column....

Approved: LoneLady - Groove It Out
Approved: LoneLady - Groove It Out

6 November 2014

It's been a while since LoneLady's debut album, 'Nerve Up'. Four years, in fact. It was a good album, but one I never...

Approved: Panes
Approved: Panes

5 November 2014

Self-starting Stockholm/Hackney-based pairing Panes are, as individuals, vocalist Tyson McVey and Flesh & Bone Studios' Shaun Savage, who hit a dark and choppy...

Approved: Dempagumi.inc
Approved: Dempagumi.inc

4 November 2014

Oh, what the hell, let's have a look at another act who played last month's Tokyo International Music Market, shall we? Yes, we...

Approved: Adrian Knight
Approved: Adrian Knight

3 November 2014

NYC-based cad and sax-pop dark lord Adrian Knight's latest item on show is 'Pictures Of Lindsey', a brilliantly oozy, woozy, boozy collection of...

Playlist: CMU Approved in October 2014
Playlist: CMU Approved in October 2014

31 October 2014

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

Approved: Familia Second Birthday at Egg
Approved: Familia Second Birthday at Egg

31 October 2014

Familia's Day Of The Dead-themed second birthday also doubles up as the second edition of the night's Back To Back Series, with two...

Approved: Josy
Approved: Josy

30 October 2014

It's almost a year to the day that I last wrote about Josy in this column, but I think their name bears repeating....

Approved: Molice
Approved: Molice

29 October 2014

Molice are not a band who keep their inspirations a secret. Not that they sound derivative, but their name is an amalgamation of...

Approved: Passepied
Approved: Passepied

28 October 2014

Mixing an almost unwieldy number of styles - disco, electro-pop, rock and funk to name just four - Passepied headlined the second night...

Approved: Sakanaction
Approved: Sakanaction

27 October 2014

Of the three bands who played last week's Japan Night showcase at the Tokyo International Music Market conference, Sakanaction perhaps had the most...

Approved: Congo Natty & Dillinja at The Forum
Approved: Congo Natty & Dillinja at The Forum

24 October 2014

Congo Natty rocked Ramsgate beach earlier this year at a free festival I stumbled upon, so I can confirm first hand his ability...

Approved: Virginia Wing
Approved: Virginia Wing

23 October 2014

The first thing to say of SE London's Virginia Wing - or Alice Merida Richards, Sam Pillay (ex-Let's Wrestle) and Sebastian Truskolaski -...

Approved: Iamamiwhoami - Chasing Kites
Approved: Iamamiwhoami - Chasing Kites

22 October 2014

Despite possessing a moniker that still proves impossible to say or type, the Swedish duo of artist/vocalist Jonna Lee and music producer Claes...

Approved: BadBadNotGood
Approved: BadBadNotGood

21 October 2014

Canadian 'post-rap' jazz trio BadBadNotGood are a good way down the road to 'establishment' right now, having released three numerically-titled BBNG LPs: the...

Approved: The Hics
Approved: The Hics

20 October 2014

Chosen by Gilles Peterson for his 'Brownswood Bubblers' comp back in 2012, five-piece The Hics are still on a slow simmer, having laid...

Approved: The Hidden Orchestra at Union Chapel
Approved: The Hidden Orchestra at Union Chapel

17 October 2014

Maybe not a club tip, per se - this event taking place in a church - but The Hidden Orchestra will have them...

Approved: Mr Oizo - Bear Biscuit
Approved: Mr Oizo - Bear Biscuit

16 October 2014

You probably think you've got Mr Oizo pegged. Whether you only know him from 'Flat Beat', or you've kept at least a cursory...

Approved: Porches
Approved: Porches

15 October 2014

Porches is - principally - the given alias of Aaron Maine, who is sometimes name-checked as 'Ronnie' by his long-time girlfriend, and oftimes...

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