The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Menace Beach – ‘Black Rainbow Sound’ (Memphis Industries)

‘Black Rainbow Sound’ sees Leeds-based Menace Beach upgrade their template by successfully building in synths and electronics into their indie-psych sound.

REVIEW: Slug – ‘HiggledyPiggledy’ (Memphis Industries)

Ian Black’s second Slug album ‘HiggledyPiggledy’ is an erratic and irregular beast, but there’s enough for everybody to enjoy.

REVIEW: The Go! Team – ‘Semicircle’ (Memphis Industries)

Re-energised in parts but flat and non-distinct in too many others, ‘Semicircle’ sees The Go! Team attempt to get back to basics.

REVIEW: Weaves – ‘Wide Open’ (Memphis Industries)

On their sophomore album ‘Wide Open’, Toronto’s Weaves exude increased confidence and identity that stands them in good stead for future efforts.

REVIEW: Dutch Uncles – ‘Big Balloon’ (Memphis Industries)

Big Balloon does nothing but reaffirm the view that if it’s quirky fun you’re looking for, then Dutch Uncles is the answer

REVIEW: Poliça – ‘United Crushers’ (Memphis Industries)

by Ollie Rankine Having been recorded whilst vocalist, Channy Leaneagh has been expecting the birth of her second child, Poliça have returned after nearly a three year break with their third studio album, United Crushers. Although the Minnesota quintet have retained the infectious synthpop tones demonstrated during their previous two records, United Crushers introduces a newfound rawness that suitably accompanies the album’s murky composition.

REVIEW: Field Music – ‘Commontime’ (Memphis Industries)

by Matthew Langham Recorded in their hometown of Sunderland, Field Music, consisting Peter and David Brewis, return with their sixth studio album looking to capitalise on the Mercury-nominated Plumb, and is considered to be one of their most accessible records to date. The duo have previously been compared to the likes of XTC, Talking Heads and Hot Chip – and Commontime perfectly highlights how Field Music are as far removed from

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