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Approved: Pinkshinyultrablast
Approved: Pinkshinyultrablast

21 May 2015

Another band, like The Big Moon, to have their name echoing around Brighton during The Great Escape this year where Russian shoegazers Pinkshinyultrablast....

Approved: The Big Moon
Approved: The Big Moon

20 May 2015

The Big Moon were the talk of the town at The Great Escape this year. Lots of people told me to go and...

Approved: AK/DK
Approved: AK/DK

19 May 2015

A lot of people wanted to know the name of the band that played in the video that separated the sessions at CMU...

Approved: Shopping
Approved: Shopping

18 May 2015

Fronted by Trash Kit's Rachel Aggs, Shopping provided the perfect Friday night boost in the grand Paganini Ballroom at The Great Escape last...

Playlist: CMU Approved in April 2015
Playlist: CMU Approved in April 2015

18 May 2015

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

CMU Beef Of The Week #254: Iran v Thom Yorke
CMU Beef Of The Week #254: Iran v Thom Yorke

15 May 2015

Who do you think about when you think about sexual problems? Thom Yorke, right? I know, every time. It's like, you're sitting there...

Vigsy's Club Tip: The Date at Plan B London
Vigsy's Club Tip: The Date at Plan B London

15 May 2015

New York's Johnny D has had a fair impact on house history as owner of the Henry St label. This Saturday he's DJing...

Playlist: The Great Escape 2015
Playlist: The Great Escape 2015

14 May 2015

The tenth anniversary edition of The Great Escape kicks off in Brighton today, as I'm sure you're all aware. We may have mentioned...

Approved: Princess Chelsea
Approved: Princess Chelsea

13 May 2015

Best known for her 2011 viral hit 'The Cigarette Duet', Princess Chelsea, aka Chelsea Nikkel, is set to release her second album, 'The...

Approved: LCMDF - Fooled
Approved: LCMDF - Fooled

12 May 2015

Hey! It's CMU's favourite Finnish pop duo back again. And it's with a new single that features guest vocals from CMU's favourite Finnish...

Approved: Oxon
Approved: Oxon

11 May 2015

Having been working on this solo project for the last two years, former Zulu Winter drummer Guy Henderson has now launched Oxon's first...

Vigsy's Club Tip: Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser
Vigsy's Club Tip: Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser

8 May 2015

Today I'm tipping a great charity bash in aid of a really important cause, with a top assortment of DJs and acts coming...

CMU Beef Of The Week #253: Zayn Malik v Louis Tomlinson (via Naughty Boy)
CMU Beef Of The Week #253: Zayn Malik v Louis Tomlinson (via Naughty Boy)

8 May 2015

I was recently reading an article about Zayn Malik’s exit from One Direction, which basically said that a solo career could end up...

Approved: Emilie Nicolas - Pstereo
Approved: Emilie Nicolas - Pstereo

7 May 2015

I guess you could accuse me of banging on about Emilie Nicolas a bit much in this column, this being her third appearance....

Approved: Svē - My Religion
Approved: Svē - My Religion

6 May 2015

You may remember - and I hope you do - that we featured Svē in this very column last summer. Things have been...

Dan Le Sac Writes: To me or not to me. Because we can self-release our records, should we?
Dan Le Sac Writes: To me or not to me. Because we can self-release our records, should we?

6 May 2015

Out on his own – having split from both his musical partner and his previous label - Dan Le Sac has started work...

Approved: Violetic
Approved: Violetic

5 May 2015

London-based trio Violetic released their debut EP 'Ethanol' last December, but came to our attention just last week, thanks to a support slot...

CMU Beef Of The Week #252: The Music Industry v Grooveshark
CMU Beef Of The Week #252: The Music Industry v Grooveshark

1 May 2015

And so, it came to pass, that on the 30th of April in the year two thousand and fifteen (Eastern Daylight Time), the...

Vigsy's Club Tip: Secretsundaze 2015 Opening Party
Vigsy's Club Tip: Secretsundaze 2015 Opening Party

1 May 2015

Secretsundaze launches its 2015 season with a bank holiday all-dayer - a double header spread over two East London venues, kicking off at...

Approved: Girl Friend
Approved: Girl Friend

30 April 2015

It's easy to dislike things, isn't it? Sometimes you just look at a thing and think, "Phew, I'm not going to like that...

Approved: Porcelain Raft - All In My Head
Approved: Porcelain Raft - All In My Head

29 April 2015

Almost two years since he last released any new music, Mauro Remiddi, aka Porcelain Raft, has announced a new EP, 'Half Awake', which...

Approved: Skepta - Shutdown
Approved: Skepta - Shutdown

28 April 2015

Originally released on SoundCloud last month, and taken from Skepta's upcoming new album 'Konnichiwa', 'Shutdown' has already had over two million plays on...

Approved: Nordic Giants
Approved: Nordic Giants

27 April 2015

Nordic Giants is a pretty bold name for a band, but Nordic Giants are a pretty bold band. A quick scan through their...

CMU Beef Of The Week #251: Leona Lewis v Syco
CMU Beef Of The Week #251: Leona Lewis v Syco

24 April 2015

Whenever Leona Lewis does anything these days, people keep rushing around to point out how it sounds like she's saying her split from...

Approved: Young Juvenile Youth
Approved: Young Juvenile Youth

23 April 2015

Formed in 2012 by singer Yuki and producer Jemapur, Young Juvenile Youth are set to digitally release their debut mini-album, 'Animation', next week. Sitting...

Approved: Nonsemble - Go Seigen Vs Fujisawa Kuranosuke
Approved: Nonsemble - Go Seigen Vs Fujisawa Kuranosuke

22 April 2015

In the final round of the 1953 championship of traditional Chinese strategy game Go, Fujisawa Kuranosuke was beaten for the second consecutive year...

Approved: Django Django
Approved: Django Django

21 April 2015

Three years after the release of their debut album, Django Django unveiled 'First Light', the first single from the follow-up 'Born Under Saturn',...

Approved: Songhoy Blues
Approved: Songhoy Blues

20 April 2015

Formed in the city of Gao in Mali, Songhoy Blues came to international attention after French music manager Marc-Antoine Moreau travelled to the...

CMU Beef Of The Week #250: Fifteen tips for a better beef
CMU Beef Of The Week #250: Fifteen tips for a better beef

17 April 2015

Quite staggeringly, this column has now been running for over five years, and over the space of 250 of these things (or thereabouts,...

Approved: All Night Long Chapter 6 with Phil Asher at Bussey Building
Approved: All Night Long Chapter 6 with Phil Asher at Bussey Building

17 April 2015

Tonight sees sometimes underrated house head Phil Asher, aka Phlash, taking over the Bussey Building in Peckham. Asher works under a vast array...

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