The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by Jacob Kendrew

REVIEW: Georgia – ‘Seeking Thrills’ (Domino)

More confident and less self-conscious than her already accomplished debut, Georgia Barnes’ ‘Seeking Thrills’ is a thoroughly enjoyable modern if occasionally safe pop experience.

REVIEW: Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band – ‘Nightmare Forever’ (Castle Face)

‘Nightmare Forever’ is a vivid and colourful album of psychedelic rock from Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band.

REVIEW: Pumarosa – ‘Devastation’ (Universal / Fiction)

Venturing into gloomy, psychedelic space-rock territory on their sophomore album ‘Devastation’, Pumarosa continue their development.

REVIEW: The Sherlocks – ‘Under Your Sky’ (BMG)

On ‘Under Your Sky’, The Sherlocks deliver a criminally unimaginative sophomore album that serves as a whistle-stop tour of indie-rock’s clich├ęs.

REVIEW: Temples – ‘Hot Motion’ (ATO / P.I.A.S.)

On their third album ‘Hot Motion’, Temples unfortunately over-polish their sound and lose many of the winning characteristics that made them so satisfying.

REVIEW: Frank Turner – ‘No Man’s Land’ (Polydor / Xtra Mile)

Quite aside from the backlash it’s generated, ‘No Man’s Land’ certainly represents an over-extension of Frank Turner’s emotional resources.

REVIEW: Ty Segall – ‘First Taste’ (Drag City)

Forsaking the electric guitar for the first time in his career, Ty Segall’s latest studio creation ‘First Taste’ still manages to convincingly re-create his psych-garage style.

REVIEW: Kaiser Chiefs – ‘Duck’ (Polydor / Universal)

Kaiser Chiefs once accurately expressed dissatisfaction with the modern world, but now that 2019 is genuinely a mess, they’re making prosaic, generic ‘anthems’ with no distinguishing qualities.