Shifting Sands

by The Sunchymes

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Shifting Sands is the debut album released by The Sunchymes in December 2009. The album has drawn comparison to Pet Sounds era Beach Boys and the psychedelic era of The Beatles.

Shifting Sands is actaully the work of a fella called Aaron who hails from Northampton but spirtually resides a block away from Brian Wilson. The Sunchymes have mid to late 60s Beach Boys completely nailed (Aaron even sounds a little like a Wilson brother) and yet have wonderful songs that absorb other influences too - I can hear a bit of UK psych, a smidgeon of Jellyfish and even a little Teenage Fanclub.

The tunes on the band's debut album Shifting Sands are uniformly excellent. I especially the cars 'n girls ambience of Feeling Just Fine, the complex Surfs Up epic that is Hung Up on a Dream and Greenacre Lane and Free Rider the two most up beat songs on the album.' popjunkietv blog

'I like your songs. Great work' Jeff Foskett - Brian Wilson's Band

'Very great songs. Just my sound' Nelson Bragg - Brian Wilson's Band

'Shifting Sands is best characterized as a modern sunshine pop album, as many of its tracks are bouncy, upbeat, feelgood numbers...Shifting Sands is a fine beginning by a gentleman who hopefully has a few other tricks up his sleeve for future releases.' David Bash (International Pop Overthrow) writing in Bucketful of Brains magazine

'Fans of Jellyfish/Wondermints will be drawn to the sunshine fuelled harmonies and intricate harpsichord arrangements.... You are in for a real treat' Powerpopaholic


released December 9, 2009

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The Sunchymes is a music project by a UK based musician called Aaron. Aaron's aim is to record albums that distill the songwriting and musical values espoused by The Beach Boys on Pet Sounds and The Beatles on Sgt Pepper.
Aaron's vision is to bring these musical values into the 21st century by combining rock and classical chord changes with vocal harmonies in well crafted song structures.
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