The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Ed Biggs

REVIEW: Velvet Negroni – ‘Neon Brown’ (4AD)

Jeremy Nutzmann’s first proper Velvet Negroni album ‘Neon Brown’ blurs and erases the lines between genres.

An Introduction to Warp

An introduction to pioneering British electronica label Warp Records, to mark its 30th anniversary.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, August 31st-September 6th

The best live music coming up in Leeds this week, including Glaswegian punk newcomers Kaputt, Chilean psychedelic wizards Föllakzoid and indie hero Edwyn Collins.

CULT ’70s: The Slits – ‘Cut’

Four decades on from its release, The Slits’ scintillating debut album ‘Cut’ still blazes a trail for women in the music industry.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, August 24th-30th

The best live music coming up in Leeds this week, including Cate Le Bon, Skunk Anansie and the fourth annual This Must Be The Place festival.

CLASSIC ’90s: Portishead – ‘Dummy’

Portishead may not have invented ‘trip hop’, but their endlessly cool and inventive 1994 debut album ‘Dummy’ came to define it completely.

REVIEW: Dry Cleaning – ‘Sweet Princess’ EP (It’s OK)

Spearheaded by the fantastic ‘Magic Of Meghan’, wry London post-punk quartet Dry Cleaning deliver an exceptional debut EP in ‘Sweet Princess’.

REVIEW: Friendly Fires – ‘Inflorescent’ (Polydor)

While it’s beautifully produced and often enjoyably OTT, Friendly Fires’ third record ‘Inflorescent’ isn’t worth the massive eight-year wait.

CLASSIC ’00s: The xx – ‘xx’

Minimalist, crystalline and intimate, The xx’s debut album contains the DNA of a subsequent decade of brilliant pop.