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Approved: Laura Groves
Approved: Laura Groves

30 July 2014

Originally going as XL-signed singing-writing alias Blue Roses, Yorkshire girl Laura Groves' story is one of DIY-discovery, of eking out her own voice...

Approved: FaltyDL
Approved: FaltyDL

29 July 2014

Brooklyn resident Drew Lustman is FaltyDL. Heavily influenced by acid house and breakbeat, his 2011 album 'You Stand Uncertain' is his benchmark work,...

Approved: Lost Midas
Approved: Lost Midas

28 July 2014

Lost Midas is the moniker for Boston born Jason Trikakis, now a resident of LA, who releases his debut LP on Tru Thoughts,...

CMU Beef Of The Week #216: Tulisa v The Fake Sheikh
CMU Beef Of The Week #216: Tulisa v The Fake Sheikh

25 July 2014

If you're talking about the biggest dispute of the week, which I guess we are, then there can be no other than Tulisa...

Approved: FabricLive at Fabric
Approved: FabricLive at Fabric

25 July 2014

Fabriclive continues at full pelt and tonight sees some big guns in. DJ Hype goes for a two hour set as he headlines...

Approved: Svē
Approved: Svē

24 July 2014

Svē, or SVĒ, or S V Ē, depending on how you're prepared to stylise it, is New York-based singer and songwriter Sveta Bout....

Approved: Got A Girl
Approved: Got A Girl

23 July 2014

The hard shoulder on the road to musical success is littered with the decaying corpses of actors who decided that making it in...

Approved: CMU live at The Roundhouse
Approved: CMU live at The Roundhouse

22 July 2014

What's that? Why yes, I am 'approving' my own thing. But it's going to be really good, I promise. Look, just stick with...

Approved: Saint Motel
Approved: Saint Motel

21 July 2014

Formed way back in the heady days of 2009, Saint Motel are what I guess you'd refer to as a 'retro'. In that...

CMU Beef Of The Week #215: Billy Corgan v Amazon
CMU Beef Of The Week #215: Billy Corgan v Amazon

18 July 2014

Billy Corgan rants are ten-a-penny and have a tendency to be quite Billy Corgan-centric, but his latest offering might just raise some interesting...

Approved: Lovebox
Approved: Lovebox

18 July 2014

So, technically this is a festival, and it's all sold out. But the revitalised Lovebox is the place to be for the capital's...

Approved: The Bug
Approved: The Bug

17 July 2014

It's hard to believe it's now six years since The Bug, aka producer Kevin Martin, released his 'London Zoo' album, which chronicled the...

Approved: CGIV - Change
Approved: CGIV - Change

16 July 2014

Clean George IV's 2012 debut album, 'God Save The Clean', remains an album I return to regularly, for the simple reason that it...

Approved: Mina Tindle
Approved: Mina Tindle

15 July 2014

Singer-songwriter Mina Tindle released her debut album, 'Taranta', back in 2012. On 6 Oct she's set to release the follow-up, titled 'Parades'. Following...

Approved: Shishido Kavka - Dame Kashira?
Approved: Shishido Kavka - Dame Kashira?

14 July 2014

Shishido Kavka released her approved debut album 'Kavkanize' in Japan last year, though it sadly never made it over to the UK. Such...

CMU Beef Of The Week #214: Ireland v Garth Brooks
CMU Beef Of The Week #214: Ireland v Garth Brooks

11 July 2014

Strap in, beef fans, this one gets real complicated real quickly. It involves Garth Brooks, the American country music star best known for...

Approved: Space 25th Anniversary Party
Approved: Space 25th Anniversary Party

11 July 2014

It's summer! Perhaps you're not feeling it so much here in London and the South East but it's just a short flight to...

Approved: Lunice
Approved: Lunice

10 July 2014

Over the last five years, Canadian producer Lunice has released acclaimed remixes, a couple of solo EPs, and worked with the likes of...

Approved: Nick Nicely
Approved: Nick Nicely

9 July 2014

Nick Nicely, real given name Nickolas Laurien, has had an odd and oscillatory time of things as an artist. There was him having a...

Approved: Magical Mistakes - Decompose / Reassemble
Approved: Magical Mistakes - Decompose / Reassemble

8 July 2014

I first wrote about Magical Mistakes, aka producer Erik Luebs, two and a half years ago. Still based in Japan, he's since delved...

Approved: Show Me The Body
Approved: Show Me The Body

7 July 2014

With close ties to alt-rap pack Ratking and the NYC-based DIY-type zine/live night crew Letter Racer, sworn in city 'sludge' trio Show Me...

Approved: Memory Box at The Horse & Groom
Approved: Memory Box at The Horse & Groom

4 July 2014

We're off up to Shoreditch this week for a special Independence Day club tip. Well, it's not really special for Independence Day, but...

CMU Beef Of The Week #213: Twitter v Robin Thicke
CMU Beef Of The Week #213: Twitter v Robin Thicke

4 July 2014

Did you see the PR disaster on Twitter this week? Oh, everyone was talking about it. A right disaster, it was. It turns...

Approved: Ryn Weaver - OctaHate
Approved: Ryn Weaver - OctaHate

3 July 2014

Ryn Weaver is completely unknown, has only been on Facebook for a few weeks, and has just one track on her SoundCloud profile....

Approved: The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Revelation
Approved: The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Revelation

2 July 2014

Fourteen LPs in, and following all the now-immortalised bar brawls, botched shows and, most importantly, the near-ceaseless chain of releases, arrives The Brian...

Playlist: CMU Approved in June 2014
Playlist: CMU Approved in June 2014

1 July 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: Fable
Approved: Fable

1 July 2014

I've been waiting for Fable's debut for some time now, having heard snippets and snatches of her impressive voice on demos and covers...

Approved: Nautic
Approved: Nautic

30 June 2014

A London trio bright with credentials, Nautic consists of now-twice-approved mover/shaker Bullion (real name Nathan Jenkins, also the boss of the band's label,...

CMU Beef Of The Week #212: The Queen v Eminem
CMU Beef Of The Week #212: The Queen v Eminem

27 June 2014

So it's official, whilst Her Maj was rather generous to the music community with her annual round of birthday honours earlier this month,...

Approved: Jungle Splash presents We Love Jungle at Brixton Jamm
Approved: Jungle Splash presents We Love Jungle at Brixton Jamm

27 June 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, get thee off your backsides watching the BBC's Glastonbury streams, and get yourselves down to Brixton Jamm for some classic...

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