The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Reviews

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.

REVIEW: TORRES – ‘Thirstier’ (Merge)

‘Thirstier’ is a dazzlingly executed power move into the mainstream for Mackenzie Scott’s TORRES project.

REVIEW: Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’ (Darkroom / Interscope)

Bringing out different textures in her sound, Billie Eilish’s songwriting and production is as sharp as ever on second album ‘Happier Than Ever’.

REVIEW: Half Waif – ‘Mythopoetics’ (Anti-)

Nandi Rose Plunkett sounds more strident and confident on her latest Half Waif album ‘Mythopoetics’.

REVIEW: Dave – ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’ (Dave / Neighbourhood Recordings)

Compelling and empathetic storytelling is key to ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’, which sees Dave exploring identity and belonging more closely.

REVIEW: Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth – ‘Utopian Ashes’ (Sony)

Surprisingly effective country-influenced duets from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Savages’ Jehnny Beth on ‘Utopian Ashes’.

REVIEW: Modest Mouse – ‘The Golden Casket’ (Epic)

‘The Golden Casket’ represents a partial rediscovery of Modest Mouse’s (and Isaac Brock’s) identity after the debacle of ‘Strangers To Ourselves’.

REVIEW: John Grant – ‘Boy From Michigan’ (Bella Union)

John Grant journeys through elation and devastation with impactful songwriting and atmospheric production on ‘Boy From Michigan’.