The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Posts by John Tindale

REVIEW: George FitzGerald – ‘All That Must Be’ (Domino/Hot Flush)

‘All That Must Be’ is by no means a perfect record but is a record which continues to show the promise of George FitzGerald.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, March 10th-16th

The best gigs of the week in Leeds – including Marsicans, The Wave Pictures and the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry!

REVIEW: The Breeders – ‘All Nerve’ (4AD)

On ‘All Nerve’, The Breeders have shown themselves to still have a keen eye for groovy riffs and delightfully playful lyricism – there’s just not enough of it on show at times.

REVIEW: Poliça & s t a r g a z e – ‘Music For The Long Emergency’ (Transgressive)

If you have followed Poliça on their discography thus far then this is yet another interesting addition. However, ‘Music For The Long Emergency’ fails as frequently as it succeeds, leaving those unfamiliar to the Minneapolis band’s work little reason to listen now.

REVIEW: Hookworms – ‘Microshift’ (Domino)

Recovering from tragedy and set for a serious chart success, ‘Microshift’ looks like it will be the ticket to mainstream visibility for Leeds’ Hookworms.

REVIEW: Nils Frahm – ‘All Melody’ (Erased Tapes)

Calming, effervescent, sublime and grandiose – ‘All Melody’ is the work of an artist who understands the importance of texture in music like so few else. Nils Frahm not only manages to add to his reputation as one of the best neo-classical minimalists in the world today, but also expands on it.

REVIEW: Tune-Yards – ‘I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life’ (4AD)

Album number four from Tune-Yards is by no means the perfect record, and may in fact be Merrill Garbus’s worst yet, but it has a voice which deserves to be heard.

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