The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Harry Beynon

REVIEW: Protomartyr – ‘Consolation’ EP (Domino)

Tying up the loose ends from 2017’s ‘Relatives In Descent’ and throwing in a couple of brilliant collaborations with Kelley Deal, Protomartyr’s ‘Consolation’ EP is another triumph.

REVIEW: Boy Azooga – ‘1, 2, Kung Fu!’ (Heavenly / P.I.A.S.)

‘1, 2, Kung Fu!’, the debut effort from Welsh band Boy Azooga, is an enjoyable indie debut splattered with electronica and psychedelia.

REVIEW: Biffy Clyro – ‘MTV Unplugged (Live At Roundhouse, London)’ (Viacom / 14th Floor)

Scottish rock weirdos Biffy Clyro undergo a famed rite of passage by recording an ‘MTV Unplugged’ record, an exercise which brings out their distinctive lyrical qualities.

REVIEW: Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Miserable Miracles’ (Club AC30)

Mixing up their previous shoegaze stylings with trappings of electronica, ‘Miserable Miracles’ is a fine musical evolution for Pinkshinyultrablast.

REVIEW: Breaking Benjamin – ‘Ember’ (Hollywood Records)

Breaking Benjamin’s sixth album ‘Ember’ is a monotonous, predictable and overly-clean disappointment.

REVIEW: The Shacks – ‘Haze’ (Big Crown)

Refracting the pop and rock psychedelia of the Sixties through the prism of modern songwriting and with soulful delivery, The Shacks have delivered what will surely be regarded as one of the best guitar debuts of 2018.

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