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Michael Reilly Irresistibly laid-back psych pop from Dunedin that hits all the right spots. Mike McLeod's dreamy vocals really add a lot of character, providing an honest warmth and understated tone that allows these songs to fully breathe. Favorite track: Tonight.
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Pixies 03:31
Tonight 02:43
Feel 03:34
Too Late 03:21
Outta Here 02:28
Vila 01:21


The Shifting Sands first album 'Feel' started as a solo project and morphed into an album drawing in a multitude of Dunedin musicians past & present.

"Mike McLeod, former frontman of Dunedin band the Alpha State (which put out a rather nice album, Lines, in 2008) again shows he's no slouch for loose structure and honed melody, but this time he cloaks his songs in more psychedelic shades. Helped by a who's who of Dunedin musicians, including David Kilgour, Robert Scott and Jay Clarkson, McLeod delves into the angular, chiming, hypnotic drone-pop of the city's early-'80s Flying Nun clan but manages to avoid mimicry. He has his own voice and isn't scared to balance dark country-esque areas (Too Late, Outta Here) with wiggy guitar histrionics (Worth Our While)." Otago Daily Times

"Dunedin’s Michael McLeod has an ear for a good phrase that pulls you into the thick of his somewhat low-key, post-Clean guitar pop – I can’t tell you how much I’m into a line like “Everyone’s pretending that they’re organised/ Everyone’s pretending that they’re onto it... I think they’re out of it.” Elsewhere, it ditches the somnambulance of actual songs to jam awesomely on two-chord organ-drone freakouts (see: “The Kitchen Sink”)" - Volume Magazine


released April 2, 2012


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