The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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Inside (Deluxe) – Mother Mother

On January 28th 2022, the alt-rock band Mother Mother (who TikTok recently discovered the music of, and as a result the band rapidly grew their audience numbers) released their latest album ‘Inside (Deluxe).’ The band have kicked off the new year with their 21 song long album, an expansion on the 2021 release of the album ‘Inside’ which had 14 tracks. Many bands and artists appear to be releasing deluxe

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Loved You a Little – The Maine, Taking Back Sunday and Charlotte Sands.

January 27th 2022 saw The Maine release their brand new single ‘Loved You a Little’ with Taking Back Sunday and Charlotte Sands. The track has currently racked up 2, 034, 830 streams since its release at the end of January.  The Maine released their latest album ‘XOXO: From Love & Anxiety In Real Time’ in July 2021. ‘XOXO’ is very much an album that feels perfect for summer road trips

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REVIEW: Yard Act – ‘The Overload’ (Island)

The meteoric ascent of Leeds’ own Yard Act culminates in ‘The Overload’, a fine example of sprechsegang post-punk but one that doesn’t forget the human touch.

An interview with The Slates

The Slates are an indie-rock band from Mirfield. They are cheeky, charismatic, youthful and talented. These boys are bracing the indie-rock scene with a cheeky grin. Their first pair of tunes (Try That and Flames and Tunes) have asserted their skills as individual musicians and as a solid band. They are definitely a band to keep an eye on. We look forward to hearing more from them and look forward

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Dead Friday Society – Hazel Door Mouse and Support (Northern Quarter)

Hazel Doormouse is a band to be excited about. Synchronous and light while not shy of a performance, lead Jack Laycock raises the bar of his own singing talent once more.

The Amazing Devil – Ruin.

Joey Batey may be mostly known by the public for his role as Jaskier in Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ along with his contributions to the show’s soundtracks for season one and two (and has Jaskier become the Continent’s Taylor Swift in season two?). However, some people may not be aware that alongside his career as an actor, Joey is in the alt-folk band The Amazing Devil.

Taylor Swift releases Red (Taylor’s Version)

Red (Taylor’s Version) could very easily be one of the best albums that has been released this year (2021), thanks to the emotional responses it induces from Taylor’s audience as well as the way the album is able to transport the listeners and use imagery to strengthen the feelings the lyrics throughout the album evoke.

IDKHOW’s reimagined ‘New Invention’ featuring Tessa Violet.

IDKHOW’s first collaboration may have in fact raised the bar significantly for any collaborations they may do in the future. One artist that many of IDKHOW’s fans do hope they’ll collaborate in the future with is Tessa again and its easily understandable as to why when listening to the track.

An Interview with LAILANA

(LAILANA) her powerful sentimental voice is consistently breath taking and emotionally captivating.