The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics


News Round-Up – 24th March 2017

Haim have unveiled a series of teaser videos announcing the imminent release date of new music. Danielle Haim posted a clip on Twitter of roughly one minute worth of drum playing followed by a flash message, “April 27”. The band is set to release new music which was originally intended to be released back in autumn. The follow-up to 2013’s Grammy-nominated debut, Days Are Gone, is now expected to be

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News Round-up – 17th April 2017

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announce new album Murder of the Universe. It will be the band’s second album release of 2017 after LP Flying Microtonal Banana was dropped earlier in February. Their forthcoming album is set to be out on June 23 via ATO.  At the end of 2016, the Australian psychedelic rock band revealed their plans to release five studio albums in 2017.  Murder of the Universe will be the second instalment

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REVIEW: The Chainsmokers – ‘Memories… Do Not Open’ (Columbia)

The Chainsmokers’ rebrand from annoying EDM-merchants to slick pop operators can’t disguise a lack of soul or original ideas on an overproduced mess of a debut album.

News Round-Up – 10th April 2017

Reading & Leeds announce their full and final line-up. 90 new acts have been announced on April 7 for the upcoming festival in August. Former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher heads the latest announcement. He will be joining headliners Eminem, muse and Kasabian who had been previously announced. Other artists announced include PVRIS, Declan McKenna, Mura Masa, sub Focus.  Kendrick Lamar’s new album will be released next week

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REVIEW: Goldfrapp – ‘Silver Eye’ (Mute)

Goldfrapp’s seventh album ‘Silver Eye’ synthesises all of the band’s previous sounds to come up with something pleasing and powerful.

News Round-up – April 3rd 2017

Glastonbury Festival adds 88 more acts to its 2017 line-up, including Biffy Clyro and Run The Jewels. The announcement on March 30 saw dozens and dozens of acts revealed in of the earliest festival billing announcement in years. The XX, Stormzy, Lorde, Royal Blood, Major Lazor, and Alt-J are all amongst the names who will join headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran. The first big batch confirms most of

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News Round-up – 27th March 2017

Gorillaz have announced their new album, Humanz, will be released on April 28. The album will feature 14 tracks with a further 5 more new tracks on the deluxe edition. Britpop rivals Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn’s surprise collaboration for the track, ‘We Got The Power’, is amongst the all-star cast. Other guest contributors are Grace Jones, Carly Simon, Mavis Staples, De La Soul and Pusha T. Gorillaz also performed

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News round-up – March 20th 2017

Primal Scream have been announced as headliners of Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival 2017. The indie rockers will take to the main stage on Saturday night. The festival, that takes place from July 19, will see The Reflex, The Big Moon and grime star Kano all perform over the weekend. The Scottish band have had 18 hit singles and 11 studio albums over the span of their 20-year career. Rock’n’roll pioneer Chuck

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News Round-up – March 16th 2017

Weezer release new single ‘Feels Like Summer’ and announce European tour. The alternative rock band have released the first song of their upcoming album expected this Summer. The forthcoming release will be Weezer’s 14th studio album after last years self titled album, a.k.a White Album, and 2014’s Everything Will Be Alright. The yet to be named album has been written by Rivers Cuomo. The band also accompanied the song release

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News Round-up – 13th March 2017

Ticket touts are to face unlimited fines under new government plans. The UK government has cracked down on touts that use bots to bulk buy tickets and then resell them at inflated rates. The amendment to the Digital Economy Bill will now make it illegal to use bots on ticketing websites. Gig tickets have been sold at over 10 times the original price on secondary websites. Local musician Michael Sanders

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