The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

PLAYLIST: October 2018

Greetings of the spooky season to you all! Although the nights are now definitively drawing in, uni is back up and running and it’s time to start looking back over the year, October 2018 has been yet another terrific month for new music. As ever, tons of great new individual tracks and singles have made their way onto The Student Playlist’s radar.

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Little Dragon released the title track of a new EP, Lover Chanting; Public Service Broadcasting detailed another EP of archive mining, this time addressing the construction and sinking of the Titanic with ‘White Star Liner’. DIY indie act Girlpool dropped a brace of new tracks; Loyle Carner released a newbie titled ‘Ottolenghi’, from what will hopefully be a second studio album in the new year. Both Beach House and Courtney Barnett gave us new tracks despite having already released wonderful albums in 2018, and Friendly Fires teased us with another titbit of what seems like the longest roll-out for an album ever, considering they were talking about this back in 2014!

In the actually confirmed album stakes, there’s also been plenty of big name artists revealing new material for 2019. Sharon Van Etten announced a first new studio album in over four years, having taken time out from music to start a family. Chaz Bear’s Toro Y Moi will be returning in the new year with another new album, Outer Peace, while Zach Condon’s Beirut have detailed another no doubt intriguing and surprising album for 2019. And, for those of you inclined towards legends of British indie, The Stone Roses’ Ian Brown announced his first solo album in a decade!

To revisit all the highlights that October 2018 has had to offer, check out our monthly Spotify playlist below or by clicking here!

Happy listening!

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