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Approved: Laura Moody
Approved: Laura Moody

27 November 2014

Best known as one quarter of the Elysian Quartet, cellist Laura Moody released her debut solo album, 'Acrobats', earlier this month. Her stated aim...

Approved: Man Without Country
Approved: Man Without Country

26 November 2014

As the ice cold shards of synthesiser at start of new Man Without Country track 'Laws Of Motion' preface an electro feast of...

Approved: FaltyDL - //I\II\\\\ EP
Approved: FaltyDL - //III\\ EP

25 November 2014

Last approved back in July, FaltyDL earns a swift return with the reasonably swift follow-up to his 'In The Wild' LP, the ridiculously...

Approved: Nite Fields
Approved: Nite Fields

24 November 2014

Australian post-pop band Nite Fields are at the moment clearing the way for their first LP 'Depersonalisation', the legacy to a cloistered nine-month...

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...

CMU Beef Of The Week #232: Neil Young v Coffee
CMU Beef Of The Week #232: Neil Young v Coffee

21 November 2014

After the runaway success of last week's Beef Of The Week (literally only one person described it as "pants"), I'm going to continue...

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...

CMU Beef Of The Week #231: Noel Gallagher v Coffee
CMU Beef Of The Week #231: Noel Gallagher v Coffee

14 November 2014

Noel Gallagher is really angry about coffee. Because people will happily buy coffee, but often they're less willing to buy his albums. Imagine! Speaking...

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...

Editor's Letter: Taylor Swift's fight with Spotify is a milestone in streaming music's ascendancy
Editor's Letter: Taylor Swift's fight with Spotify is a milestone in streaming music's ascendancy

7 November 2014

Taylor Swift and her battle against people hearing her music has been everywhere this week. You must have noticed. In the unlikely event...

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....

CMU Beef Of The Week #230: Taylor Swift v Spotify
CMU Beef Of The Week #230: Taylor Swift v Spotify

7 November 2014

Was there anything else that could be considered a 'beef of the week' this week? If there was, I didn't notice it. In...

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...

CMU Beef Of The Week #229: Pan Fried Beef Fillet at the Mercury Prize
CMU Beef Of The Week #229: Pan Fried Beef Fillet at the Mercury Prize

31 October 2014

Now, obviously you all read our comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Mercury Prize yesterday, so you now know pretty much everything you need...

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...

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