The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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WOMEN IN ROCK no.1: Amanda Palmer

The first of a regular series profiling women in rock, indie and pop, we look at Amanda F***ing Palmer and what makes her so cool.

PROFILE: An Introduction to Cocteau Twins

by Ed Biggs Few bands from the indie explosion in Britain during the 1980s were, and remain, as iconic and impenetrably mysterious as Cocteau Twins. Formed in Grangemouth in Scotland in the early 1980s, the three-piece of singer Liz Fraser, guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie (replaced by Simon Raymonde in 1983) sounded quite unlike anything else on the indie scene during the fertile ‘80s, and the curious magic they

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PROFILE: An Introduction to Sleater-Kinney

by Ed Biggs Much more than most reunions, the return of Sleater-Kinney in 2015 after nearly a decade on hiatus didn’t just feel right, it felt necessary. When they called it a day in 2006 shortly after their excellent seventh album The Woods, singer-guitarist Corin Tucker, guitarist Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss had built up a bulletproof reputation, with a substantial cult fanbase and enough critical praise to match some

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