I don’t know much about New Zealand’s Sneaky Feelings, except that they’re named after an Elvis Costello song, they were part of the ’80s Flying Nun Records scene out of Dunedin, and they were on the Dunedin Double EP compilation along with a band called The Stones (which is one of the best band names ever). As far as I’m concerned, all of those things add up to a whole lot of awesome. The band’s career spanned the ’80s, ending their run in 1989. Sneaky Feelings’ singer, Matthew Bannister, has a new band called either The Weather or The Changing Same.
I like how the KCMU critiquers framed their review labels as thought bubbles coming out of the band members’ heads. (Why is it I assume the guy with the empty thought bubble is the drummer?) Nice touch, guys!
“If you like this, buy our ‘Sentimental Education’ record too! It’s nifty!”
“A 1986 compilation of this New Zealand band’s very best. And it is amazing. I dare you not to like this pop. Yes, even you Peace. This is very distinct. Very Heavy.”
“Very distinctive, you mean. But it is quite good. As Satchmo might say were he around… ‘And I say to myself, what a wonderful band.'”
“Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap,…”