The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Years & Years – ‘Palo Santo’ (Polydor / Universal)

With greater drama behind the vivid and bright-edged electro-pop, Years & Years’ second album ‘Palo Santo’ is much more compelling than their rather flat debut.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds – June 23rd-29th

Indigo Husk @ Oporto, Tuesday 26th June Indigo Husk are an upcoming and enthusiastic four-piece from London. Their music has been described as a blend of pop punk and garage rock, with psychedelic and grunge influences. Although their debut full-length album is still waiting to arrive, the band has already proven to be a passionate live act. Indigo Husk will be in Leeds this Tuesday to share some of their

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REVIEW: Lykke Li – ‘so sad so sexy’ (RCA)

After a decade of being one of alternative pop’s most compelling underdog figures, ‘so sad so sexy’ is a disappointment for Lykke Li, feeling like she’s diluted herself to conform to the sound of modern pop.

REVIEW: Ben Howard – ‘Noonday Dream’ (Island / Universal)

Ben Howard’s third record ‘Noonday Dream’ sees him explore lengthier and ever more sombre songwriting, but it retains the charming and compelling qualities that made him a star many years ago.

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