Saturday, May 2, 2020

Sneaky Feelings - The Mercury Moment

An integral part of the legend of '80s New Zealand guitar pop, Sneaky Feelings released three albums in that decade -- the first for Captured Tracks and Flying Nun, and the second and third for Flying Nun. Before that they were one of the bands contributing songs to the iconic Flying Nun release Dunedin Double. While the four piece was capable of the scrappy indie for which labelmates The Clean are known, they also deployed harmonies and lusher arrangements. Best of all, they are still doing it. In mid April the band released The Mercury Moment, featuring 12 tracks that remind us of their songwriting prowess aptitude for performances that connect with their audience. An excellent listen, especially for those of us who cherish their brand of  New Zealand guitar pop. We recommend you treat your ears to this album

Sneaky Feelings are Matthew Bannister, David Pine, Martin Durrant, and John Kelcher. The Mercury Moment is out now in digital and CD formats via Flying Nun.

Bandcamp for The Mercury Moment

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