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CMU Planner – w/c 22 Jul 2013

By | Published on Monday 22 July 2013

Secret Garden Party

Well, it’s still hot, isn’t it? So that’s a thing. I’m so tired and dehydrated that I can’t really think of anything to put in this intro. And it’s not like I work for the sort of media organisation where I can just reel off a load of pointless nonsense about the royal baby. The baby that will be born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at some point shortly, which will either be a boy or a girl and will have a name. No, I’m not allowed to write anything like that.

Anyway, here are just a few of the ways you can celebrate the arrival of our future overlord (or lady)…

Secret Garden Party. With its tenth outing due to take place this weekend, the Secret Garden Party isn’t quite as secret as it when it first began as a small gathering of people in 2004. This year, for instance, Django Django, Faithless and Regina Spektor have all found out about it and have insisted on headlining. As Eddy TM revealed in his CMU column recently, there will also be free tea and toast in exchange for your problems.

New releases. People of the world, rejoice. For the debut solo album of obnoxious/good bloke Johnny Borrell is released this week. Also on offer are new releases from Selena Gomez, Jahmene Douglas and Diana Vickers. And if none of that takes your fancy, well give the new record from Olympic soundtrackers Fuck Buttons a go.

Gigs and tours. Streaming music haters Atoms For Peace will play three shows over three nights at The Roundhouse in London this week, with fans able to automatically download it as it happens. Wu-Tang Clan will only play two shows over consecutive nights, though theirs will be split between Manchester and London. Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite wins the distance-travelled-between-gigs-in-under-24-hours prize though, with Mogwai performing their score to the film ‘Zidane’ in London on Friday, and Braithwaite playing solo at a benefit to help save the Glashow Stone Circle up (of course) in Glasgow the next night. Braid are also playing this week, but only one show, performing their ‘Frame And Canvas’ album in full in London on Friday night.