The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: The Mountain Goats – ‘In League With Dragons’ (Merge)

Although their 17th album concerns ageing and decline, John Darnielle and The Mountain Goats show no sign of slowing down on ‘In League With Dragons’.

CLASSIC ’90s: Blur – ‘Parklife’

Representing one of the commercial apexes of Britpop in the mid-Nineties, ‘Parklife’ was the realisation of Damon Albarn’s vision for Blur’s music.


Ahead of their set at Live At Leeds 2019, we spoke to hotly-tipped British indie newcomers Squid.

REVIEW: Loyle Carner – ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ (Virgin EMI)

Sophomore effort ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ buttresses the reputation of Loyle Carner as one of the most intelligent and empathetic voices in British music.

REVIEW: The Tallest Man On Earth – ‘I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream’ (Dead Oceans)

Kristian Matsson springs few surprises on his fifth The Tallest Man On Earth album.

PLAYLIST: April 2019

A playlist of the best new tracks released throughout April 2019!

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 20th-26th April

The best gigs of the week in Leeds including Riot Jazz Brass Band, Girli, Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation, Suede and Idlewild.

CULT ’90s: Pulp – ‘His N’ Hers’

Although they’d been around for years before it, ‘His N’ Hers’ was the point at which Pulp finally found their audience.

LIVE REVIEW: These New Puritans @ Belgrave Music Hall, 12.04.2019

These New Puritans arrived in Leeds at the Belgrave Music Hall on Friday for their tour of new album ‘Inside The Rose’.

REVIEW: Idlewild – ‘Interview Music’ (Empty Word)

Mixing their literacy and charm with a new-found love for the off-kilter and psychedelic, ‘Interview Music’ is Idlewild’s best album in 15 years.