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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...

Approved: Flight Facilities
Approved: Flight Facilities

17 September 2014

After several years spent nudging tracks out here and there, production duo Flight Facilities will release their debut album, 'Down To Earth', on...

Approved: Eagulls
Approved: Eagulls

16 September 2014

Perhaps not the band I'd have voted most likely to be hailed by the Metro as carriers of "a rare passion", teeth-baring Leeds...

Approved: Role
Approved: Role

15 September 2014

Formed less than a year ago, Role released their debut single, 'Ocean', in January. While the band themselves seem to be tagging themselves...

Approved: Acid Thunder at Trapeze
Approved: Acid Thunder at Trapeze

12 September 2014

American big house hitter Marshall Jefferson jets in to join British acid house pioneer Terry Farley to celebrate the upcoming release of the...

CMU Beef Of The Week #222: The Enemy's Tom Clarke v
CMU Beef Of The Week #222: The Enemy's Tom Clarke v "morons with little pens"

12 September 2014

So, this one starts out like the sort of amusing spat you'd expect to make the Beef Of The Week column, but then...

Approved: Peter Broderick
Approved: Peter Broderick

11 September 2014

Portland-based folk man Peter Broderick has let fly the first details of his new solo EP, '(Colours Of The Night) Satellite'. His first...

Approved: Ariel Pink - Put Your Number In My Phone
Approved: Ariel Pink - Put Your Number In My Phone

10 September 2014

There aren't/haven't ever been many real 'savant' pop artists (though you would probably count the late Arthur Russell and Syd Barrett, the live...

Column: Dan Le Sac on Bestival
Column: Dan Le Sac on Bestival

10 September 2014

Having officially retired Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip at Bestival last weekend, the former will be using a little of the time...

Approved: Lydia Ainsworth
Approved: Lydia Ainsworth

9 September 2014

A pretty fresh entry into the Arbutus Records database, composer-singer-producer Lydia Ainsworth apparently began toying with solo tracks as a hobby to her...

Approved: Magic Man - Texas
Approved: Magic Man - Texas

8 September 2014

After having much success across the pond, synth-pop band Magic Man are finally starting to make waves in the UK in the form...

Approved: Simian Mobile Disco and Roy Davis Junior in Edinburgh
Approved: Simian Mobile Disco and Roy Davis Junior in Edinburgh

5 September 2014

Half the CMU team have just come back down from the Edinburgh Festival. So, rather than hang out with them, I'm instead headed...

CMU Beef Of The Week #221: Deadmau5 v Disney
CMU Beef Of The Week #221: Deadmau5 v Disney

5 September 2014

So, you've likely already seen the news that Disney is going after Deadmau5 and his logo, opposing a trademark application he submitted in...

Approved: Bear's Den
Approved: Bear's Den

4 September 2014

Folk makers Bear's Den have had a very busy year this year indeed. They've just completed a European tour and are about to...

Approved: Sable Noir
Approved: Sable Noir

3 September 2014

Having bagged a support slot on Phoenix's French tour last year, Sable Noir this week release their debut album, 'Chew!' Describing themselves as...

Approved: Meadow Décor - Problem
Approved: Meadow Décor - Problem

2 September 2014

The new project of I Remember Tapes' Alex Tutt and Ben Airey, Meadow Décor will release their debut EP, '47', on 17 Oct....

Approved: Morly - Seraphese
Approved: Morly - Seraphese

1 September 2014

Being a mysterious producer with only one track and no online history is 'a thing' now. But sometimes music benefits from a little...

  • RadioCentre questions Radio 1 and 2 output (again)
  • Dr Fox arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences
  • Judge reviews MP3tunes ruling
  • Former Universal exec jailed for three years
  • Online music video age rating pilot to begin this Friday
  • New year, new Nick Cave solo shows
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