CLICK FOR THE COLUMNS INDEX | CLICK FOR THE FEATURES INDEX
 
Pick a specific CMU column from the buttons above, or check out all recently published columns below. For updates on new posts sign up for the CMU Daily.
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...

CMU Beef Of The Week #227: Taylor Swift v The UK
CMU Beef Of The Week #227: Taylor Swift v The UK

17 October 2014

Taylor Swift released a new song this week exclusively on iTunes. Yay! So far reaching is the world's love for Swift now, that...

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...

Approved: Yelle
Approved: Yelle

14 October 2014

Three and half years on from their second album, 'Safari Disco Club', French pop trio Yelle released the follow-up 'Complètement Fou' at the...

Approved: Marina And The Diamonds - Froot
Approved: Marina And The Diamonds - Froot

13 October 2014

Weird is so 'in' in pop right now, and so into this post-'Chandelier/'Fancy'/'Royals' chart-scape, drops 'Froot', the tempting first single by Marina Diamandis,...

Approved: Ten Years Of Shogun Audio at Studio Spaces E1
Approved: Ten Years Of Shogun Audio at Studio Spaces E1

10 October 2014

DJ Friction celebrates his Shogun Audio label's tenth birthday tonight, with a huge cast of big hitters at the BassLaced night in this...

CMU Beef Of The Week #226: Beyonce v Journalism
CMU Beef Of The Week #226: Beyonce v Journalism

10 October 2014

We've become accustomed to news of media organisations going out of business in recent years. Magazines find themselves unable to convince enough people to...

Approved: Alex Burey
Approved: Alex Burey

9 October 2014

Alex Burey's first foray into making music came when he spotted a gap in the market in the grime scene, as it swelled...

Approved: Trash Kit
Approved: Trash Kit

8 October 2014

A CMU SNAP Of The Day (you remember that nonsense, right?) back when the day was 6 Oct and the year 2009, London-based...

Approved: Fiona Apple - Container
Approved: Fiona Apple - Container

7 October 2014

Having written 'Dull Tool' for Judd Apatow's intra-marital rom-com 'This Is 40' back in 2012, Fiona Apple has returned to soundtracking by writing...

Approved: Jonnie Common
Approved: Jonnie Common

6 October 2014

Glasgow-based musician Jonnie Common released his debut album, 'Master Of None', through Red Deer Club in 2011. Having shifted over to the Song,...

CMU Beef Of The Week #225: Steve Aoki v Wunderground
CMU Beef Of The Week #225: Steve Aoki v Wunderground

3 October 2014

This week a new parody right entered into UK copyright law. It's an ambiguous piece of legislation that allows you to use copyright...

Approved: DMC World DJ Championship Final
Approved: DMC World DJ Championship Final

3 October 2014

This Sunday, DJs from the UK, USA, India, Brazil, Japan and beyond will be deploying all manner of turntable wizardry at the DMC...

Approved: Shiny Darkly
Approved: Shiny Darkly

2 October 2014

Since their initial releases on the Crunchy Frog label two years ago, shoegazer trio Shiny Darkly have been hard at work recording, and...

Playlist: CMU Approved in September 2014
Playlist: CMU Approved in September 2014

1 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: Denai Moore
Approved: Denai Moore

1 October 2014

Born on the fair isle of Jamaica and raised in... Stratford, solo/SBTRKT 'feat' artist Denai Moore will, on 24 Nov, release her newest...

Approved: FEMM
Approved: FEMM

30 September 2014

I have a soft spot for pop with an unnecessarily confusing back story. Especially if even once you've got to grips with that...

Approved: Homeshake
Approved: Homeshake

29 September 2014

Homeshake is the kind-of-solo-alias of Canada-based Peter Sagar, who at the times when he isn't on his Homeshake grind, and/or looking for his...

Approved: Doc Daneeka at Oslo
Approved: Doc Daneeka at Oslo

26 September 2014

Beat head Doc Daneeka leads the bill in this new-ish venue in Hackney Central. Welshman Daneeka has had considerable output on labels such as...

CMU Beef Of The Week #224: Brody Dalle v Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea
CMU Beef Of The Week #224: Brody Dalle v Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea

26 September 2014

It's a good thing that we're still talking about the problem of sexism and misogyny in music. Definitely. Though it's a bit depressing...

Approved: Anushka
Approved: Anushka

25 September 2014

Anushka is/are Brighton-based Victoria Port and Max Wheeler, and 'Broken Circuit' is the record the pair released earlier this year via Gilles Peterson's...

Approved: Andy Stott
Approved: Andy Stott

24 September 2014

The release of Andy Stott's third album, 'Luxury Problems', in 2012 was something of a breakthrough point for him, earning high acclaim and...

Approved: Cibo Matto
Approved: Cibo Matto

23 September 2014

Having reformed in 2011, Cibo Matto released their first album for fifteen years, 'Hotel Valentine', in February this year. Long time CMU readers...

Approved: Alex G
Approved: Alex G

22 September 2014

With a pretty respectable five LPs to his name already, 21 year old Philadephia freshman Alex G(ianascoli) will on 10 Nov re-release his...

Approved: Circus Birthday at Egg
Approved: Circus Birthday at Egg

19 September 2014

Yousef tops off a second year of his Circus nights at Egg London with Catz & Dogz making their debut at the venue...

CMU Beef Of The Week #223: Miley v Mexico
CMU Beef Of The Week #223: Miley v Mexico

19 September 2014

Miley Cyrus has angered Mexico. Why? Well, apparently some people in the country thought that having two dancers spank her with the country's...

Approved: Future Brown
Approved: Future Brown

18 September 2014

'Power Rangers'-esque production super-corps Future Brown, aka Fatima Al Qadiri, Daniel Pineda, and J-Cush and Nguzunguzu's Asma Maroof, are soon to release their...

Column: If the music industry is dying, how do you explain Royal Blood? Or, somebody please kill Bono.
Column: If the music industry is dying, how do you explain Royal Blood? Or, somebody please kill Bono.

18 September 2014

Following on from last week’s look back at Bestival, Dan Le Sac has written another column for CMU, this time looking at the...

  • Live Nation reshuffles management assets, launches the new Maverick
  • Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings
  • Organiser dies by suicide after South Korean concert tragedy
  • Bono has a medical reason for not taking off his sunglasses, and therefore you are a bad person
  •