The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category Best New Music

REVIEW: girl in red – ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (world in red / AWAL)

Marie Ulven’s first full-length girl in red album ‘if i could make it go quiet’ could transform her huge cult fanbase into mainstream success.

REVIEW: Crumb – ‘Ice Melt’ (Crumb Records)

Recorded innovatively with water-related techniques, Crumb’s second album ‘Ice Melt’ is like psychedelia for mermaids.

REVIEW: Flying Lotus – ‘Yasuke’ (Warp Records)

A seamless, dynamic blend of digital beats and electro-acoustic instrumentation, Steven Ellison’s soundtrack to Netflix anime ‘Yasuke’ is near flawless.

REVIEW: Tomemitsu – ‘Sun’ (Friends Of Friends)

Easy-going bedroom indie-pop par extraordinaire, there’s absolutely everything right about Tomemitsu’s gorgeous ‘Sun’.

REVIEW: Dry Cleaning – ‘New Long Leg’ (4AD)

Dry, inventive and intelligent, Dry Cleaning’s ‘New Long Leg’ represents one of British post-punk’s most promising debut albums in years.

REVIEW: Tune-Yards – ‘sketchy.’ (4AD)

Inventive, energetic avant-pop bears up heavy thematic material on Tune-Yards’ dense latest effort ‘sketchy.’.

REVIEW: The Antlers – ‘Green To Gold’ (Transgressive)

After a prolonged battle with debilitating aural conditions, Peter Silberman revives The Antlers for the guardedly optimistic ‘Green To Gold’.

REVIEW: Arab Strap – ‘As Days Get Dark’ (Rock Action)

Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton are no longer men out of time in 2021 – ‘As Days Get Dark’ is a perfect soundtrack for gloomy times.

REVIEW: Billy Nomates – ‘Emergency Telephone’ EP (Invada)

Urgent yet surprisingly heartfelt, ‘Emergency Telephone’ sees Billy Nomates expand her artistic credentials and establish herself as one of the most compelling new voices in post-punk today.