Bristol venue denies encouraging Fat White Family boycott
Bristol venue denies encouraging Fat White Family boycott

1 September 2014

Bristol venue The Fleece has denied that it has attempted to convince other venues not to book Fat White Family, following an incident...

Kate Bush comeback pushes eight of her albums into the Top 40
Kate Bush comeback pushes eight of her albums into the Top 40

1 September 2014

So, popstars, here's a simple strategy for you all to adopt in the future. Be an acclaimed, constantly innovating recording artist. But don't...

Faber to publish Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis' notebooks
Faber to publish Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis' notebooks

1 September 2014

Faber & Faber has announced that it will publish a new collection of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis's lyrics and previously unpublished notebooks,...

CMU's One Liners - 1 Sep 2014
CMU's One Liners - 1 Sep 2014

1 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sarah Henderson has been promoted to the role of General Manager at Murray Chalmers PR, according to...

David Lynch's Kanye West collaboration abandoned due to lack of ideas
David Lynch's Kanye West collaboration abandoned due to lack of ideas

1 September 2014

David Lynch has revealed that he was lined up to direct a video for 'Blood On The Leaves', from Kanye West's 2013 album...

Dame Dash sorry for behaving badly in Big Pimpin vid
Dame Dash sorry for behaving badly in Big Pimpin vid

29 August 2014

Hi. You know in Jay-Z's 'Big Pimpin' video circa 2000, right, when hip hop kingpin Dame Dash spills his champagne (deliberately) all over...

The Body and Sandworm announce split LP
The Body and Sandworm announce split LP

29 August 2014

Metal duos The Body and Sandworm have announced that they will release a split LP through Thrill Jockey on 20 Oct. The two...

Jamie Cullum releasing another covers LP
Jamie Cullum releasing another covers LP

29 August 2014

BBC Radio 2's most played man-child Jamie Cullum has a new LP waiting in the wings, consisting of covers which "avoid more obvious...

Hookworms announce next LP
Hookworms announce next LP

29 August 2014

Having made the world a richer and stranger place to live in via their really (really really really) excellent first LP, the approved...

Pearls Negras announce UK shows
Pearls Negras announce UK shows

29 August 2014

Brazilian rap trio Pearls Negras have announced that they will play their first European shows in the coming weeks, starting tonight with a...

Amber Run and Fyfe playing Communion's New Faces tour
Amber Run and Fyfe playing Communion's New Faces tour

29 August 2014

Promotions co/label/state of mind Communion has listed the acts that'll be playing a series of shows as part of its twice-yearly New Faces...

CMU Beef Of The Week #221: B*Witched v Supergrass
CMU Beef Of The Week #221: B*Witched v Supergrass

29 August 2014

"Gotta let me in", sang B*Witched on their enduring 1998 hit 'C'est La Vie'. "Let the fun begin". This week it emerged that...

Emile Haynie reveals 'solo' single feat Sampha, Dev Hynes and Charl Gainsbourg
Emile Haynie reveals 'solo' single feat Sampha, Dev Hynes and Charl Gainsbourg

28 August 2014

Hit US producer Emile Haynie, the Grammy-winning co-creator of Eminem's 'Recovery' (and also most of Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die'), has released...

John Digweed and Nick Muir make off-grid LP with sci-fi writer Hawks
John Digweed and Nick Muir make off-grid LP with sci-fi writer Hawks

28 August 2014

John Digweed and Nick Muir, aka production house Bedrock, have made an LP based on a trilogy of dystopian books by sci-fi writer...

ZZ Top postpone shows after Hill falls
ZZ Top postpone shows after Hill falls

28 August 2014

ZZ Top have had to cancel two weeks of live dates in the US after bassist and co-vocalist Dusty Hill fell onboard the...

Don Broco on board for 2015 Kerrang! tour
Don Broco on board for 2015 Kerrang! tour

28 August 2014

Believe it or not, "bright new force in British rock" Don Broco have been named as headliners-most-high of 2015's Kerrang! Tour. Featuring self-proclaimed weird...

Meshuggah announce London show as part of 25th anniversary tour
Meshuggah announce London show as part of 25th anniversary tour

28 August 2014

Swedish extreme metallers Meshuggah have announced a series of European shows as part of their continued 25th anniversary celebrations. The dates include a...

Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars receive Polar Music Prize
Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars receive Polar Music Prize

28 August 2014

Chuck Berry has received the Polar Music Prize, the annual award handed to musicians whose achievements are deemed exceptional by the Swedish royal...

Kayne West claims his father was a paparazzo
Kayne West claims his father was a paparazzo

28 August 2014

More choice quotes from a deposition made by Kanye West earlier this year have emerged. The same one in which he claimed to...

MIA's long-running middle finger dispute with NFL is over
MIA's long-running middle finger dispute with NFL is over

27 August 2014

MIA's long-running dispute with Super Bowl owner the National Football League is at an end, with an undisclosed settlement having been reached. As...

Slipknot detail fifth LP
Slipknot detail fifth LP

27 August 2014

Slipknot have signed off on a fifth LP called '.5: The Gray Chapter', which will be released on 20 Oct. The band's first big...

Sophie and AG Cook present QT
Sophie and AG Cook present QT

27 August 2014

So approved 'Bipp' hit-boy Sophie and DJ AG Cook (ringleader of the divisive PC Music label) have confided on a collaborative single titled...

Kwabs to play free set in Manchester
Kwabs to play free set in Manchester

27 August 2014

Rising presence on 'Brit R&B' scene Kwabs, real name Kwabena Sarkodee Adjepong, is headed right into the Manchester-based Chadderton swimming baths on 1...

Elvis coming back from the dead to sell stuff
Elvis coming back from the dead to sell stuff

27 August 2014

Hey, it's that thing you've all been waiting for - an official Elvis 'hologram' (more an optical illusion) available for "exciting entertainment and...

Cliff Richard returns to UK to face police questions about assault claims
Cliff Richard returns to UK to face police questions about assault claims

26 August 2014

Cliff Richard flew back to the UK from his home in Portugal this weekend to speak to police investigating allegations of an historical...

Two Prince albums incoming
Two Prince albums incoming

26 August 2014

Prince has confirmed that he will release two brand new albums at the end of September, solo long player 'Art Official Age' and...

Jessie J reveals her sweet-talking new LP
Jessie J reveals her sweet-talking new LP

26 August 2014

Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six. Five. Four. Three. Two. One. And BOOOOOOOOOOM, pop vocalist Jessie J has confirmed 'lift-off' on her third LP, revealing...

Morrissey tour, O2 date
Morrissey tour, O2 date

26 August 2014

Morrissey? On tour? All over Europe? With a date at The O2 in London on 29 Nov? While simultaneously "urgently" looking for a...

All Time Low and You Me At Six are going to tour the UK's arenas together
All Time Low and You Me At Six are going to tour the UK's arenas together

26 August 2014

All Time Low and You Me At Six are going out on a co-headlining tour next year. Both of them. Together. At flippin...

Rinse lists live and on-air genre hijacks
Rinse lists live and on-air genre hijacks

26 August 2014

Radio station/label/way-of-life Rinse is presenting a series of genre-themed on-air takeovers and live nights (at London's Dance Tunnel) over the next several weeks,...

  • ATP’s dispute with Dash continues, Paypal issuing refunds instead
  • MPAA research bigs up UK web-blocking
  • HMV boss remains bullish, says company will outperform Amazon in CD/DVD market soon
  • New CMU Insights programme incoming
  • Faber to publish Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis’ notebooks
  •