The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Hannah Binns

REVIEW: Slaves – ‘Take Control’ (Virgin EMI)

Expanding the palette of their influences for album two, ‘Take Control’ sees Slaves doing exactly that.

REVIEW: Blossoms – ‘Blossoms’ (Virgin EMI)

Blossoms have been busy blooming this year, with numerous sold out shows across the country as well as making it onto BBC’s Sound of New Music list at the start of 2016. The release of their self-titled debut album Blossoms earlier this week, at the peak of summer and festival season, is just the icing on the cake for the Stockport quintet, sending them into the mainstream headlights in their

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REVIEW: Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘The Getaway’ (Warner Bros.)

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first album in a little over five years The Getaway marks a significant changing of the guard for the band, with their previous producer Rick Rubin, who has been behind every Chilis album dating back to 1991’s breakthrough Blood Sugar Sex Magik, being replaced and a wholesale integration of Josh Klinghoffer, seeing him settle into his role more comfortably following the departure of longstanding six-stringer John

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REVIEW: The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ (Domino)

Music’s favourite intense bromance is back after eight long-awaited years. The Last Shadow Puppets’ widely acclaimed 2008 debut album The Age Of The Understatement showcased Miles Kane as an indie rock playboy with his own fan base and Alex Turner’s ability to ditch the smart indie disco hits about teenage life in Sheffield for string-laden ballads and melodramatic ‘60s pop, leaving fans wanting more from the dashing duo.