The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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REVIEW: Hippo Campus – ‘Bambi’ (Transgressive / P.I.A.S.)

Dabbling further in electronics and with the rougher, more lo-fi end of indie, Hippo Campus waste no time in delivering a follow-up to last year’s debut album.

REVIEW: SOPHIE – ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ (Transgressive / P.I.A.S.)

Pop music’s most talked-about background figure SOPHIE gives us a glimpse of the artist behind the enigma with a thrilling and hyper-real debut album ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’.

CLASSIC ’00s: Foals – ‘Antidotes’

Foals’ debut album ‘Antidotes’ is far from their creative peak, but the sonic template it laid down has dominated British indie for the last 10 years.

REVIEW: Poliça & s t a r g a z e – ‘Music For The Long Emergency’ (Transgressive)

If you have followed Poliça on their discography thus far then this is yet another interesting addition. However, ‘Music For The Long Emergency’ fails as frequently as it succeeds, leaving those unfamiliar to the Minneapolis band’s work little reason to listen now.

REVIEW: Hippo Campus – ‘landmark’ (Transgressive / P.I.A.S.)

Minnesotan indie four-piece Hippo Campus’ debut album ‘landmark’ lives up to the sterling live reputation they’ve built themselves over the last four years.

REVIEW: Let’s Eat Grandma – ‘I, Gemini’ (Transgressive)

by John Tindale Norwich duo Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth have always had a unique connection. Going back some 13 years, to when the duo were aged four, they found themselves drawn to one another and that instantaneous connection is one which has carried on throughout their childhood and into young adulthood. This intuitive relationship is evidenced best in I, Gemini –a truly unique album which pushes pop music to its limit.

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REVIEW: Gengahr – ‘A Dream Outside’ (Transgressive)

by Matthew Langham Shelved alongside the likes of Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, London-based Gengahr have been one of the main critic’s choices for bands to watch in 2015. Following on from their brilliant set at Live At Leeds, their full-length debut A Dream Outside is a melting pot of summery, psychedelic pop hooks. On first listen it might float by without any immediate impact – after all, the air

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