The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Gigs & Festivals

LIVE: The War On Drugs – Leeds O2 Academy, 26.02.2015

by Matthew Langham and Ed Biggs The War On Drugs stopped off in Leeds on their victory lap of the UK, celebrating the slow-burning commercial success of last year’s Lost In The Dream, this publication’s runner-up for album of 2014. The band’s growth has been such that tonight’s gig had to be upgraded in venue size from the Brudenell Social Club to the O2 Academy, and the album’s reputation burgeoned

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LIVE: The Jesus & Mary Chain ‘Psychocandy at 30’ Tour – Leeds, O2 Academy, 17.02.2015

by Ed Biggs Released thirty years ago this November, The Jesus & Mary Chain’s first album Psychocandy is one of the most important developmental milestones in rock music as we know it today, not to mention one of the most aesthetically pleasing records of the 1980s. With their brand of simple, heartfelt ‘60s pop melodies buried under an avalanche of squalling feedback, Jim and William Reid redefined the boundaries within

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PREVIEW : Amon Amarth @ Leeds Uni Stylus, 28.01.15

by Lauren James How do you like your metal? Thrashy? Doomy? Industrial? Or perhaps you demand that it be served from a longboat with side dishes of battle anthems and a very peculiar kind of headbanging? This unique combo belongs to none other than Sweden’s Amon Amarth, who’ll be invading Leeds University’s Stylus with their legendary live show tomorrow night. The headbanging, of course, refers to the hirsute five-piece’s trademark

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