The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

CLASSIC ’90s: Blur – ‘Parklife’

Representing one of the commercial apexes of Britpop in the mid-Nineties, ‘Parklife’ was the realisation of Damon Albarn’s vision for Blur’s music.

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Squid

Ahead of their set at Live At Leeds 2019, we spoke to hotly-tipped British indie newcomers Squid.

REVIEW: Loyle Carner – ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ (Virgin EMI)

Sophomore effort ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ buttresses the reputation of Loyle Carner as one of the most intelligent and empathetic voices in British music.

REVIEW: The Tallest Man On Earth – ‘I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream’ (Dead Oceans)

Kristian Matsson springs few surprises on his fifth The Tallest Man On Earth album.

PLAYLIST: April 2019

A playlist of the best new tracks released throughout April 2019!

CULT ’90s: Pulp – ‘His N’ Hers’

Although they’d been around for years before it, ‘His N’ Hers’ was the point at which Pulp finally found their audience.

CULT ’80s: Pixies – ‘Doolittle’

One of the most influential indie records of all time, Pixies’ star-making second album ‘Doolittle’ was released in April 1989.

REVIEW: The Chemical Brothers – ‘No Geography’ (Virgin EMI)

Looking to their past for inspiration but skillfully avoiding the traps of cheap nostalgia, ‘No Geography’ is the best Chemical Brothers album in 20 years.

LIVE REVIEW: These New Puritans @ Belgrave Music Hall, 12.04.2019

These New Puritans arrived in Leeds at the Belgrave Music Hall on Friday for their tour of new album ‘Inside The Rose’.

REVIEW: Idlewild – ‘Interview Music’ (Empty Word)

Mixing their literacy and charm with a new-found love for the off-kilter and psychedelic, ‘Interview Music’ is Idlewild’s best album in 15 years.