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PLAYLIST: October 2017

Greetings of the spooky season from The Student Playlist!

The clocks go back, the nights suddenly seem longer and colder, which only means one thing – time for us to start thinking about Albums of the Year! The Student Playlist’s Top 50 Albums of 2017 feature will be published on the weekend of 2-3 December.

Meanwhile, October has offered us an absolute ton of new music to look forward to for the remaining couple of months of 2017, and indeed in the new year, as there has been plenty of great tunes doing the rounds.

Northern Irish electronica duo Bicep and mysterious international collective Superorganism have been absolutely tearing up indie radio stations. Belle & Sebastian teased another new song from what will be a triptych of EPs released next year.

The ever-brilliant Burial released yet another quality AA-side single, ‘Pre-Dawn’ / ‘Indoors’, Sleigh Bells announced their intention to concentrate on mini-albums (and shorter promotional cycles) with a new release Kid Kruschev coming in November. American-Canadian songwriter Meghan Remy released a new track, ‘Mad As Hell’, from what will surely be an upcoming album from her ongoing project U.S. Girls. Excitingly, ‘90s indie favourites The Breeders announced a long-awaited return with a new single, ‘Wait In The Car’.

Fever Ray, the much-praised solo project from former Knife member Karin Dreijer, dropped a surprise second album Plunge just a few days ago, along with a new single ‘To The Moon And Back’. Eight years after the first, somnambulant album, it’s had a thoroughly warm reception so far despite departing from the original’s sound.

In 2018, there are confirmed new records by Franz Ferdinand, No Age, tUnE-yArDs, Django Django and First Aid Kit to anticipate over the holidays. While they don’t have official release dates yet, the likes of MGMT, Floating Points and Brian Eno have teased new music during October – the latter with My Bloody Valentine legend Kevin Shields!

Listen to our ‘October 2017’ playlist here via Spotify!

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