The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics


PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 16th-22nd February

The best gigs coming up in Leeds this week, including The Orielles, The Struts, Toy, Jungle, Bodega, and White Denim.

REVIEW: Toy – ‘Happy In The Hollow’ (Tough Love)

While it sacrifices many of Toy’s traditional strengths, ‘Happy In The Hollow’ at least signifies change for a band at risk of becoming stale.

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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