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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 #224: Miley v Mexico
CMU Beef Of The Week #224: 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 #223: The Enemy's Tom Clarke v
CMU Beef Of The Week #223: 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 #222: Deadmau5 v Disney
CMU Beef Of The Week #222: 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...

Approved: Sun And Bass at Plan B
Approved: Sun And Bass at Plan B

29 August 2014

Italian drum n bass festival Sun And Bass kicks off on the island of Sardinia on 6 Sep, but before that the people...

Approved: Phüey
Approved: Phüey

28 August 2014

One quarter of production outfit MJRLGZ, Phüey has just put out a new solo EP, appropriately titled 'Triumphant'. Also marking the first birthday...

Approved: Ibeyi
Approved: Ibeyi

27 August 2014

The twin daughters of late Franco-Cuban musician Miguel 'Anga' Diaz, kind-of-identical sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kainde released their first EP as Ibeyi (which...

Approved: Deafheaven - From The Kettle Onto The Coil
Approved: Deafheaven - From The Kettle Onto The Coil

26 August 2014

The popularity of Deafheaven's second album, 'Sunbather', brought with it accusations of the band making black metal for hipsters. And their latest track...

CMU Beef Of The Week #220: Pablito Ruiz v Tame Impala
CMU Beef Of The Week #220: Pablito Ruiz v Tame Impala

22 August 2014

It is a fact that if lawsuits in which songwriters claim to have been ripped off by other more successful songwriters stopped tomorrow,...

Approved: Notting Hill Carnival 2014
Approved: Notting Hill Carnival 2014

22 August 2014

It's Notting Hill Carnival weekend, which gets a special place in my calendar year-on-year. The huge West London street party is one...

Approved: Twerps
Approved: Twerps

21 August 2014

Melbournian band Twerps first emerged in 2008, subsequently releasing their first LP, the inevitably-titled 'Twerps', which bent the 'bright n shiny indie' template...

Approved: Ty Segall - Manipulator
Approved: Ty Segall - Manipulator

20 August 2014

Look who it is... extraordinary psych-rock machine Ty Segall, back again, with his seventh solo LP 'Manipulator'. Cynics have only to look at...

Approved: Dirty Beaches
Approved: Dirty Beaches

19 August 2014

One of the highlights of the Visions festival in London earlier this month, Dirty Beaches, aka Alex Zhang Hungtai, yesterday premiered the first...

Approved: Moiré
Approved: Moiré

18 August 2014

Dark, brooding and introspective, and at times a little obtuse, Moiré's music is at times a little hard to get a handle on....

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