The Student Playlist

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REVIEW: Boy Azooga – ‘1, 2, Kung Fu!’ (Heavenly / P.I.A.S.)

‘1, 2, Kung Fu!’, the debut effort from Welsh band Boy Azooga, is an enjoyable indie debut splattered with electronica and psychedelia.

REVIEW: Saint Etienne – ‘Home Counties’ (Heavenly / Casablanca)

With their ninth album ‘Home Counties’, Saint Etienne deliver a paean to their suburban childhoods that’s occasionally barbed but always beautiful.

REVIEW: Mark Lanegan Band – ‘Gargoyle’ (Heavenly)

‘Gargoyle’ is a reminder of Mark Lanegan’s talent as an artist in his own right, not just us a creative foil for others.

REVIEW: TOY – ‘Clear Shot’ (Heavenly / P.I.A.S.)

The ‘new wave’ of psychedelia that has emerged in the last five or so years has produced many an average, floppy-haired band that are so shoegaze you actually find yourself gazing at your own shoes and falling asleep. Yet there have equally been those who have restored faith in the genre, pushing it forward into fresh and exciting territory. And Brighton-based quartet TOY have certainly played their part. Tripping onto

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REVIEW: The Wytches – ‘All Your Happy Life’ (Heavenly)

While it ticks many of the same boxes as its predecessor, The Wytches’ second album sees them hit something of a creative ceiling that will need to be addressed next time.

REVIEW: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Nonagon Infinity’ (Heavenly)

by Ollie Rankine Australian psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard don’t have an off switch. Since forming in 2010, the band have managed to release eight studio albums, four of which being in just the last two years. From their Thee Oh Sees inspired debut 12 Bar Bruise in 2012 to the jazzed-up, prog-infused tones of Oddments, King Gizzard’s rapidly expanding back catalogue lacks any predictable development. Constantly succeeding

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Heavenly Recordings at 25

by Matthew Langham Founded by Jeff Barrett, formerly of Alan McGee’s legendary Creation Records, Heavenly Recordings is now into its 25th year and has seen a number of the UK’s biggest independent artists pass through its door. In light of the celebration, the label has released a celebratory compilation featuring artists from its current roster spread over two discs. This compilation, released on September 18th and entitled Heavenly 25 will feature

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