The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

PLAYLIST: February 2019

The freakish, rather frighteningly warm weather outside over the last few days means that it’s easy to forget that it’s still technically winter in Britain. As you’re enjoying the sunshine, have a listen back to the awesome new music that was released in February 2019.

Lizzo kept anticipation at explosion point for her debut album with another newbie, ‘Cuz I Love You’, and Foals’ upcoming fifth record Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 saw another new cut released at the weekend, titled ‘Sunday’. Following a couple of years that’s seen their profile grow by increments, as well as that of their frontwoman Adrianne Lenker with last year’s solo album abysskiss, Big Thief signed with prestigious indie 4AD this month and revealed their third record U.F.O.F. will be out in May. Another big announcement from 4AD was the third record from rising Australian star Aldous Harding.

Music video for Aldous Harding’s ‘The Barrel’

Following the amicable break-up of Wild Beasts (boooo, btw…), their lead singer Hayden Thorpe revealed that he’s been working on a solo album, due out later in 2019 and trailed with a reliably wonderful first single ‘Diviner’. There’s also been new album announcements from Foxygen, Scottish indie kids Honeyblood, a debut album by British rapper Slowthai,Seattle punk veterans Tacocat, legendary indie outfit The Mountain Goats and their esteemed songwriter John Darnielle,and a long-awaited return from Marina (formerly known as Marina & The Diamonds).

And, to tide us over before their new studio album, their third of a trio with producer Stuart Price and due out in 2019, Pet Shop Boys dropped a surprise four-track EP titled Agenda, consisting of politically and socially incisive commentaries and no shortage of hedonistic bangers.

On top of the new album announcements, there were fantastic new singles by Working Men’s Club, Rolling Blackouts C.F., Larkins, Skinny Lister, Mashrou’ Leila and Black Midi.

Check out our playlist over at Spotify of all the best new music released in February 2019!

Happy listening!

The best new music from February 2019!

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