The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by John Tindale

REVIEW: Charlotte Gainsbourg – ‘Rest’ (Because)

‘Rest’ isn’t an unmitigated success and there are times where the experimentation misses the mark, but, on album five, Charlotte Gainsbourg sounds as free as ever.

REVIEW: Shamir – ‘Revelations’ (Father/Daughter Records)

‘Revelations” tumultuous beginnings represent a triumph of sorts for Shamir, with its renewed lo-fi noise challenging the listeners to enter the uncomfortable world that Shamir inhabits. However, that doesn’t excuse poor songwriting and delivery to which it is painful to listen.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 4th-10th November

The best gigs of the week coming up in Leeds – including Shopping, Gordi and a Kagoule / Catholic Action double-header!

REVIEW: Fever Ray – ‘Plunge’ (Rabid / Mute)

Karin Dreijer’s second Fever Ray album ‘Plunge’ is a lot more expansive and pop-orientated than its 2009 predecessor, but retains all the elements that made The Knife so compelling.

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.

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