The Shifting Sands

Zoe / Run

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. Featuring the band's traditional harmonic complexity and keen melodic sensibility, the single is a standout work of psychedelic pop, with a deep, layered rhythm track and punchy, intertwined guitars.