The Student Playlist

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Posts by Ollie Rankine

REVIEW: Mr Jukes – ‘God First’ (Island)

‘God First’, Jack Steadman’s first solo statement outside of Bombay Bicycle Club, is occasionally intriguing but too messy to be consistent.

REVIEW: Melvins – ‘A Walk With Love And Death’ (Ipecac)

As a standalone project, A Walk With Love And Death won’t be remembered as a Melvins classic, but more so as a poke in the back to anyone who thought there might be one foot entering the coffin.

REVIEW: Baio – ‘Man Of The World’ (Glassnote)

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio convincingly strikes out on his own once again with his second solo album ‘Man Of The World’.

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.

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