The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Tag Secretly Canadian

REVIEW: serpentwithfeet – ‘DEACON’ (Secretly Canadian)

Delicate, polished but ultimately a bit anonymous, ‘DEACON’ loses its identity in Josiah Wise’s pursuit of perfection.

REVIEW: Whitney – ‘Forever Turned Around’ (Secretly Canadian)

Three years in the making, Whitney’s second album ‘Forever Turned Around’ is just like its predecessor: earnest yet refreshingly free.

REVIEW: Stella Donnelly – ‘Beware Of The Dogs’ (Secretly Canadian)

On her remarkable debut album ‘Beware Of The Dogs’, Australian newcomer Stella Donnelly shows herself to be a ferocious, funny and deeply empathetic songwriter.

REVIEW: Makeness – ‘Loud Patterns’ (Secretly Canadian)

Kyle Molleson studiously constructs his music before gleefully destroying it on his debut Makeness album, ‘Loud Patterns’.

REVIEW: Whitney – ‘Light Upon The Lake’ (Secretly Canadian)

by Ed Biggs A seven-piece band whose key creative driving forces came together after the disintegration of Smith Westerns in December 2014 – their lead guitarist Max Kakacek teaming up with ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra drummer Julien Ehrlich – Whitney deal in the kind of bright, unfussy and skilfully arranged alt-country made popular by Wilco, Midlake and Real Estate over the last 15 years.