The SHIFTING SANDS – ” Zoe/ Run “

Posted: December 20, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Check out the Shifting Sands, the name of a psychedelic guitar-oriented rock band out of New Zealand and whose atmospheric sound is a bit reminiscent of Australian group the Church. Consisting of singer/guitarist Mike McLeod, bassist Tom Bell, drummer Jake Langley and guitarist Steve Marr, the Shifting Sands is one of bands who are part of the Dunedin Sound that emerged sometime in the early ‘80s in the university town of Dunedin in New Zealand.

The band released its debut album, Feel, in 2012; three years later, the Shifting Sands returned with Cosmic Radio Station. It is perhaps one of the most gorgeous-sounding albums you’ll hear these days . Its for fans of jangly guitar, pop melodies, and atmosphere,Cosmic Radio Station is nirvana from the almost anthemic “Waiting for the Sun” and gauzy-sounding “We All Fall Down,” through the driving and shimmering “Abstract Objects” and the moody Neil Young-like “Dreaming to Keep Awake.” A trio based at the legendary Chick’s Hotel at Port Chalmers near Dunedin, they create Southern symphonic psychedelia, alternating between slow lush lullabies and almost space-rock psychedelic noise songs.

The Shifting Sands present “Zoe”/”Run” as a classic 45 rpm 7″ single


releases January 31st, 2018
The Band
Michael McLeod – Vocals, guitars
Tom Bell – Bass
Jake Langley – Drums
Steven Schayer – Guitars

Fishrider Records is a Dunedin, NZ record label specialising in psych-pop, no wave, post-punk, jangle & subversive DIY pop

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