The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by John Tindale

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Forest Swords

We caught up with British electronica producer Matthew Barnes, aka. Forest Swords, on his current UK tour.

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Meadowlark

We caught up with indie-folk duo Meadowlark before their show at The Wardrobe in Leeds.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 7th-13th October

Our pick of the best live music in Leeds going on this week – 7th-13th October – including Sivu, Fakear and the Marsden Jazz Festival.

REVIEW: Four Tet – ‘New Energy’ (Text Records)

Kieran Hebden’s ninth Four Tet album ‘New Energy’ sees him look to his own past for inspiration, leading to a terrific and accessible experience.

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Kiran Leonard

We caught up with the prodigiously talented Kiran Leonard before his gig at the Brudenell Social Club in September.

REVIEW: The National – ‘Sleep Well Beast’ (4AD)

Sleep Well Beast represents a change in the sound of the band, but, fundamentally, is a record which makes sense in their discography, but that isn’t to say that it isn’t one of the most well-crafted and interesting listens of 2017.

CLASSIC ’00s: Kanye West – ‘Graduation’

Released 10 years ago, ‘Graduation’ was the end of the first golden age of Kanye West.

REVIEW: Gordi – ‘Reservoir’ (Jagjaguwar)

Reservoir is a thrilling listen from the off and is a great example of where Gordi is as an artist. There is still room to learn, but, this is a debut album full of interesting ideas and blissful textures which many artists would crave for.

REVIEW: Ghostpoet – ‘Dark Days + Canapés’ (P.I.A.S.)

Obaro Ijimiwe’s latest Ghostpoet album ‘Dark Days + Canapés’ feels very much like a record of its vaguely apocalyptic times.

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