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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 To The Coil
Approved: Deafheaven - From The Kettle To 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....

CMU Beef Of The Week #219: The Black Lips v Gene Simmons
CMU Beef Of The Week #219: The Black Lips v Gene Simmons

15 August 2014

Gene Simmons was on the Huffington Post's website this week to do a live Q&A with fans. For younger readers who aren't aware...

Approved: Playground at Koko
Approved: Playground at Koko

15 August 2014

Camden's Koko lets Playground take over this Saturday night with three rather diverse and suitably big names: Mo Wax label head honcho James...

Approved: Dark Sky
Approved: Dark Sky

14 August 2014

Formed five years ago production trio Dark Sky have remixed the likes of The xx, Maya Jane Coles, Bombay Bicycle Club and Kelis...

Approved: New Build
Approved: New Build

13 August 2014

It's remarkable how the various Hot Chip side projects and collaborations often prove way more interesting than Hot Chip themselves. Like The 2...

Approved: Kasper Bjørke - TNR
Approved: Kasper Bjørke - TNR

12 August 2014

Why aren't there more songs about fonts? Kasper Bjørke's 'TNR' just happens to be the best song about a typeface since Towa Tei...

Approved: Tobias Jesso Jr
Approved: Tobias Jesso Jr

11 August 2014

Having at one time dated Elvis's granddaughter (and probably done some other stuff during his life so far too), True Panther-signed Canadian artist...

CMU Beef Of The Week #218: Vanilla Ice v Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign
CMU Beef Of The Week #218: Vanilla Ice v Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign

8 August 2014

Wooooooooah now. Yeah, that's a pretty big rap beef isn't it? Early 90s hair rapper Vanilla Ice taking on new guys Wiz Khalifa,...

Approved: Digital City presents Max Cooper & Shur-I-Kan at Bussey Building
Approved: Digital City presents Max Cooper & Shur-I-Kan at Bussey Building

8 August 2014

Down at the Bussey Building in Peckham tonight, Digital City have booked an impressive double-header, with Max Cooper and Shur-i-kan. Following on from the...

Approved: Rökkurró - The Backbone
Approved: Rökkurró - The Backbone

7 August 2014

It's ages since we've written anything about Rökkurró. Ages. More than three years, apparently. And almost four since they first appeared in this...

Approved: Kero Kero Bonito
Approved: Kero Kero Bonito

6 August 2014

Whilst they released their blink-and-miss 'Intro' mixtape (for the real first time) into a damp and rain-grey late-2013, London triplex Kero Kero Bonito...

Approved: Sima Kim and Ryuei Kotoge - Rêveur
Approved: Sima Kim and Ryuei Kotoge - Rêveur

5 August 2014

Having both quietly built up solid back catalogues of low-key solo releases over the last couple of years, producers Sima Kim and Ryuei...

Playlist: CMU Approved in July 2014
Playlist: CMU Approved in July 2014

4 August 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: Mozart's Sister
Approved: Mozart's Sister

4 August 2014

Having at one time played in bands like Shapes & Sizes and the amazingly-titled Miracle Fortress, Caila Thompson-Hannant is now going solo as...

CMU Beef Of The Week #217: Co-op staff v the future of music
CMU Beef Of The Week #217: Co-op staff v the future of music

1 August 2014

Staff at branches of the Co-operative have risen up in anger, after being driven to distraction by the music playing on the supermarket...

Approved: Lounge On The Farm
Approved: Lounge On The Farm

1 August 2014

For its last outing at Merton Farm just south of Canterbury, the 2014 Lounge On The Farm festival is distilled into just one...

Approved: Tops
Approved: Tops

31 July 2014

Having released their 'Tender Opposites' LP back in 2012, Canadian band Tops, the main sideline of Paula wizard David Carriere, have wisely taken...

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,...

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