The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category New Album Releases

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.

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’.

REVIEW: Lucy Dacus – ‘Home Video’ (Matador)

Though it fluctuates between intensely intimate moments and full-band productions, ‘Home Video’ is Lucy Dacus’ strongest album yet in lyrical terms.