The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics


REVIEW: IDLES – ‘Ultra Mono’ (Partisan Records)

IDLES’ third album ‘Ultra Mono’ lacks the off-kilter energy of their debut and the joie-de-vivre of their second, but hits just about hard enough.

PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 30th November-6th December

The best live music coming up in Leeds this week, including Pizzagirl, Blanck Mass, The Comet Is Coming, Bad Breeding, Primal Scream and a triumphant end-of-year gig for IDLES.

Mercury Prize 2019 – Preview

The 28th edition of the Mercury Prize is nearly upon – but which of the 12 acts stands the best chance of scooping the grand prize?

REVIEW: Idles – ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ (Partisan)

Channeling emotion and beauty as well as anger and intelligence, Idles’ second album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ is one of the finest punk albums in recent memory.