The Student Playlist

New and Classic Music Reviews, Playlists and Podcasts

Posts by Ollie Rankine

REVIEW: Beach Fossils – ‘Somersault’ (Bayonet Records)

Beach Fossils’ first album in four years sees them take a significant leap forwards in artistic terms, and it pays off frequently.

REVIEW: Weirds – ‘Swarmculture’ (Alcopop!)

Leeds four-piece Weirds have released a powerful and seductive debut album that leaves plenty of room for evolution in the future.

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Weirds

Weirds release their debut album ‘Swarmculture’ this week, and The Student Playlist caught up with them at the recent Live At Leeds festival.

REVIEW: Pond – ‘The Weather’ (Marathon)

Pond’s seventh studio album ‘The Weather’ sees them change gears slightly, moving in a slightly more synthesised direction like their friends Tame Impala did with ‘Currents’.

REVIEW: Maxïmo Park – ‘Risk To Exist’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Maxïmo Park’s sixth studio album ‘Risk To Exist’ ditches Paul Smith’s usual cryptic, intelligent lyrical style for vacuous sloganeering and empty thrills.

REVIEW: Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’ (Bella Union / Sub Pop)

The caustically funny ‘Pure Comedy’ sees Josh Tillman take aim at society and politics in his third album as Father John Misty.