The Student Playlist

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REVIEW: Billy Nomates – ‘Emergency Telephone’ EP (Invada)

Urgent yet surprisingly heartfelt, ‘Emergency Telephone’ sees Billy Nomates expand her artistic credentials and establish herself as one of the most compelling new voices in post-punk today.

REVIEW: Julien Baker – ‘Little Oblivions’ (Matador)

Embracing a bigger sound than her acutely intimate early work, ‘Little Oblivions’ serves to amplify Julien Baker’s message.

REVIEW: Cloud Nothings – ‘The Shadow I Remember’ (Carpark)

‘The Shadow I Remember’ is as essential as Cloud Nothings have ever sounded, a collection of taut and cathartic meld of garage punk and post-hardcore.

REVIEW: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – ‘Carnage’ (Goliath)

Balancing beauty and meditation with violence and anger, ‘Carnage’ is a strange, near-flawless display of Nick Cave’s artistry.

REVIEW: Katy Kirby – ‘Cool Dry Place’ (Keeled Scales)

Gauzy, dreamy folk-pop meets intimate songwriting on Katy Kirby’s stellar debut album ‘Cool Dry Place’.

REVIEW: Django Django – ‘Glowing In The Dark’ (Because)

On fourth album ‘Glowing In The Dark’, Django Django partly rediscover the danceable art-rock roots that established them a decade ago.

REVIEW: TV Priest – ‘Uppers’ (Sub Pop)

A dynamic display of sardonic, muscular post-punk, TV Priest’s debut album ‘Uppers’ is greater than many of the current crop of revivalists’ efforts.

REVIEW: Goat Girl – ‘On All Fours’ (Rough Trade)

Reimagining their post-punk sound along more diverse lines, Goat Girl’s second album ‘On All Fours’ is an unmitigated triumph.

REVIEW: Arlo Parks – ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’ (Transgressive)

Emotions are only dealt with on a superficial level on Arlo Parks’ disappointing debut album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’.