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

31 March 2014

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

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

3 March 2014

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

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

3 February 2014

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

Playlist: CMU Artists Of The Year 2013
Playlist: CMU Artists Of The Year 2013

24 December 2013

Each December, we select our ten favourite artists of the year – acts who we think have gone above and beyond the usual...

Playlist: CMU Re-Approved
Playlist: CMU Re-Approved

26 September 2013

Hey everyone, it's time to slow things down again, stem the constant flow of new music rushing towards us and relax with ten...

Playlist: Frankie Rose
Playlist: Frankie Rose

25 September 2013

Quizzed by CMU on the eve of her lauded 2012 solo debut 'Interstellar', Frankie Rose is at it again, this time presenting her...

Playlist: Sam Lee
Playlist: Sam Lee

18 September 2013

Folk musician Sam Lee came to wider prominence last year when his debut album, 'Ground Of Its Own', was nominated for the Mercury...

Playlist: Reeperbahn Festival 2013
Playlist: Reeperbahn Festival 2013

17 September 2013

From Wednesday to Saturday next week, the Reeperbahn Festival will return to Hamburg. The showcase festival and music industry conference takes over, as...

Playlist: Sky Larkin
Playlist: Sky Larkin

12 September 2013

Sky Larkin are due to release their third album, 'Motto', through Wichita on 17 Sep. Recorded in Seattle with producer John Goodmanson, the...

Playlist: AIM Independent Music Awards
Playlist: AIM Independent Music Awards

3 September 2013

The third annual AIM Independent Music Awards are due to take place this very evening in London, recognising the great and the good...

Playlist: Benny Davis
Playlist: Benny Davis

15 August 2013

It's time from some more music from the Edinburgh Festival now, by way of our sister magazine ThreeWeeks, which is currently deep in...

Playlist: Ghostpoet
Playlist: Ghostpoet

14 August 2013

Rapper Ghostpoet released his Mercury nominated debut album, 'Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy', through Giles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings label in 2011. Signing to...

Playlist: Edinburgh International Festival
Playlist: Edinburgh International Festival

8 August 2013

So, as previously noted, while better known for its comedy and theatre, there is plenty of music on offer at the world's biggest...

Playlist: Alela Diane
Playlist: Alela Diane

30 July 2013

Alela Diane came to many people’s attention with her third album, ‘Alela Diane & Wild Divine’, which was released by Rough Trade in...

Playlist: Grumbling Fur
Playlist: Grumbling Fur

25 July 2013

Grumbling Fur, aka Daniel O'Sullivan (Ulver, Æthenor, Mothlite) and Alexander Tucker, release their second album, 'Glynnaestra', through Thrill Jockey this week. A layered,...

Playlist: Anna Von Hausswolff
Playlist: Anna Von Hausswolff

10 July 2013

Playing a sound she describes as 'funeral pop', notable for its heavy use of church organ, Swedish musician Anna Von Hausswolff released her...

Playlist: Lescop
Playlist: Lescop

3 July 2013

French musician Matthieu Lescop released his eponymous debut album, dropping his first name for the project, last month. A collection of dark pop...

Playlist: Kisses
Playlist: Kisses

27 June 2013

Disco-pop duo Kisses - Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson - released their second album, 'Kids In LA', last month through Splendour. The follow-up...

Playlist: CMU Re-Approved
Playlist: CMU Re-Approved

20 June 2013

New music moves at such a rapid pace that it can be hard to keep up. Sometimes you just want to sit back...

Playlist: Is Tropical
Playlist: Is Tropical

19 June 2013

Kitsuné-signed indie trio Is Tropical released their debut album, 'Native To', in 2011. Last month they returned with their second, 'I'm Leaving', which...

Playlist: Jon Hopkins
Playlist: Jon Hopkins

12 June 2013

In recent years, prolific producer Jon Hopkins has worked with Brian Eno, Coldplay and King Creosote - earning a Mercury nomination for his...

Playlist: Emily Wells
Playlist: Emily Wells

5 June 2013

First twitching our approval antennae with 'Become The Color', one of two tracks she contributed to the soundtrack of Chan-wook Park film 'Stoker'...

Playlist: CSS
Playlist: CSS

29 May 2013

Following up 2010's 'La Liberacio, next month CSS are due to release their fourth album, 'Planta', through SQE Music. Recorded in LA, the...

Playlist: Club 8
Playlist: Club 8

21 May 2013

Swedish duo Club 8 release their eighth studio album, 'Above The City', the follow-up to 2010′s 'The People's Record', this week via Labrador...

Playlist: The Great Escape 2013
Playlist: The Great Escape 2013

15 May 2013

The 2013 edition of The Great Escape is about to kick off. The CMU Insights team have been hard at work for months...

Playlist: Andrew Wyatt
Playlist: Andrew Wyatt

8 May 2013

Andrew Wyatt, one third of Sweden's Miike Snow, released his debut solo album, entitled 'Descender', this week. Featuring guest artists like ex-Interpol bass...

Playlist: Sam Amidon
Playlist: Sam Amidon

1 May 2013

American folk singer Sam Amidon releases his latest album, ‘Bright Sunny South’, on 13 May – his first for Nonesuch Records, the label...

Playlist: Josh Kumra
Playlist: Josh Kumra

18 April 2013

Singer-songwriter Josh Kumra releases his debut long player 'Good Things Come To Those Who Don't Wait' next week through Sony/RCA. Despite that title, Josh's...

Playlist: The Black Angels
Playlist: The Black Angels

9 April 2013

Texan psych quartet The Black Angels released their fourth album, 'Indigo Meadow', earlier this month. Currently touring the US in support of the...

Playlist: WALL
Playlist: WALL

2 April 2013

Solo artist WALL, aka singer-producer Lyla Foy, released her debut single, ‘Magazine’, through the Black Cab Sessions label offshoot BCS Records last year....

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