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Playlist: CMU Approved in January 2015
Playlist: CMU Approved in January 2015

30 January 2015

Each weekday, the CMU Approved column highlights a new artist, track, article or other online activity that we think our readers should be...

Approved: DJ Spinna at The Edition Hotel
Approved: DJ Spinna at The Edition Hotel

30 January 2015

BBE and Blacktronica tonight present the London launch party for the new remix album from DJ Spinna, 'The Sound Beyond Stars', down in...

CMU Beef Of The Week #240: Blink 182 v Blink 182
CMU Beef Of The Week #240: Blink 182 v Blink 182

30 January 2015

Prior to this week, if you had any interest in Blink 182 (which I realise is possibly an oxymoron), you would have been...

Approved: Zun Zun Egui
Approved: Zun Zun Egui

29 January 2015

Zun Zun Egui made a bold and exciting entrance with their debut album, 'Katang', in 2011, but their second, 'Shackle's Gift', takes them...

Approved: Clarence Clarity
Approved: Clarence Clarity

28 January 2015

Having eeked out a handful of tracks over the last two years, Clarence Clarity is set to release his debut album, 'No Now',...

Approved: Mikal Cronin
Approved: Mikal Cronin

27 January 2015

Mikal Cronin was one of my highlights of The Great Escape in 2013. You probably can't tell, but between that last sentence and...

Eddy Says: Killing January
Eddy Says: Killing January

27 January 2015

In his first CMU column for a while, Eddy Temple-Morris returns with news of a new campaign for male suicide prevention charity CALM. Suicide...

Approved: Lilacs & Champagne
Approved: Lilacs & Champagne

26 January 2015

Originally featured in this column way back in 2012, now is the perfect time for Lilacs & Champagne to have an approval refresher,...

Approved: Number 90 presents Jef K, Nail & Phil Asher
Approved: Number 90 presents Jef K, Nail & Phil Asher

23 January 2015

This East End canal-side bar - with its restaurant, outdoor terrace and giant disco ball - isn't quite a year old, but it's...

CMU Beef Of The Week #239: James Blunt v Chris Bryant
CMU Beef Of The Week #239: James Blunt v Chris Bryant

23 January 2015

Chris Bryant MP is a "classist gimp", while singer-songwriter James Blunt is a bit "precious" about his position in the music industry. These...

Approved: Kali Uchis
Approved: Kali Uchis

22 January 2015

Having floated around the music industry for the last few years, gathering followers and fans along the way, Kali Uchis's new single 'Lottery'...

Approved: Momoiro Clover Z v Kiss
Approved: Momoiro Clover Z v Kiss

21 January 2015

J-pop quartet Momoiro Clover Z have had a number of unusual collaborations, such as tracks with The Go! Team and former Megadeth guitarist...

Approved: Mew
Approved: Mew

20 January 2015

Ah, Mew. Good old, dependable Mew. They may not be the fastest moving band in the world, but they're always ready with something...

Approved: Le Thug
Approved: Le Thug

19 January 2015

Described as "an elusive band" by their label Song, By Toad, Le Thug don't have a great deal of recorded music to their...

Approved: Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards at Koko
Approved: Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards at Koko

16 January 2015

Bringing a huge line up to Koko in Camden, it's the tenth edition of Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards, featuring a whole load of...

CMU Beef Of The Week #238: Jimmy Page v Robbie Williams
CMU Beef Of The Week #238: Jimmy Page v Robbie Williams

16 January 2015

There's nothing more rock n roll than a planning dispute. Nothing. So it doesn't get much more rock and/or roll than Jimmy Page...

Approved: Emilie Nicolas
Approved: Emilie Nicolas

15 January 2015

Emilie Nicolas was first featured in the Approved column a year and a half ago, the wait for her debut album has felt...

Approved: Doldrums – Hotfoot
Approved: Doldrums – Hotfoot

14 January 2015

Five years ago, Doldrums, aka Airick Woodhead, emerged as an exciting new force in music. Buoyed by an association with Grimes, he seemed...

Approved: Drink To Me
Approved: Drink To Me

13 January 2015

The development of Drink To Me's sound has been gradual but pronounced. From their guitar-driven 2008 debut 'Don't Panic, Go Organic!' to 2012's...

Approved: Susanne Sundfør
Approved: Susanne Sundfør

12 January 2015

Announced back in October, Susanne Sundfør will release 'Ten Love Songs', the follow-up to her 2012 album 'The Silicone Veil', on 16 Feb....

Approved: Pack London Payback Party at Plan B
Approved: Pack London Payback Party at Plan B

9 January 2015

I always used to start the year with a bit of drum n bass. Movement! Remember that club? Long defunct, sadly. But heck,...

CMU Beef Of The Week #237: Alcopop! Records v UKIP
CMU Beef Of The Week #237: Alcopop! Records v UKIP

9 January 2015

Earlier this week, for some reason, the UK Independence Party's official website went down and the domain it uses became available to buy...

Approved: FAE
Approved: FAE

8 January 2015

So, do you remember back in 2011 when everyone got excited about a mysterious band called Just A Number 05272011? On the very...

Approved: William Onyeabor
Approved: William Onyeabor

7 January 2015

The internet has got itself in a right old state over the finding of a newly-uploaded song/YouTube video by 'lost' Nigerian popstar and...

Approved: Skinny Girl Diet
Approved: Skinny Girl Diet

6 January 2015

"Fierce girl gang" Skinny Girl Diet are teenagers Amelia, Delilah and Ursula. Raised on a healthy-sized diet of rock and riot grrrl bands like...

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

5 January 2015

Each weekday, the CMU Approved column highlights a new artist, track, article or other online activity that we think our readers should be...

Approved: Sarah P - I Misbehave
Approved: Sarah P - I Misbehave

5 January 2015

Released last month to mark her 25th birthday, former Keep Shelly In Athens vocalist Sarah P's debut solo track seems like a good...

Trends: Game Changers - innovation, disruption and new music technology at M For Montreal
Trends: Game Changers - innovation, disruption and new music technology at M For Montreal

23 December 2014

This report from the recent M For Montreal conference appeared in the December 2014 edition of the CMU Trends Report. Buy our reports from the...

Trends: The emerging digital spectrum, and the challenge of freemium
Trends: The emerging digital spectrum, and the challenge of freemium

23 December 2014

This article appeared in the December 2014 edition of the CMU Trends Report. Buy our reports from the CMU Shop or get every edition by...

Trends: Standing out through innovations in content and tech with Powster
Trends: Standing out through innovations in content and tech with Powster

23 December 2014

This report from the recent M For Montreal conference appeared in the December 2014 edition of the CMU Trends Report. Buy our reports from the...

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