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

1 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...

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

3 September 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 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...

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

1 July 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 May 2014
Playlist: CMU Approved in May 2014

3 June 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: The Great Escape 2014 - Aly's Must Sees
Playlist: The Great Escape 2014 - Aly's Must Sees

7 May 2014

As well as the CMU Insights-programmed convention section, The Great Escape festival also plays host to over 400 bands during its three days....

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

1 May 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: The Great Escape 2014 - Andy's Must Sees
Playlist: The Great Escape 2014 - Andy's Must Sees

30 April 2014

As well as the CMU Insights-programmed convention section, The Great Escape festival also plays host to over 400 bands during its three days....

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'...

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