Sunday, 19 December 2010

Nice review at Popjunkietv

Just found this review of 'Shifting Sands' at Popjunkietv..

'There have been so many good new(ish) psych bands who have released fantastic albums in 2010 that I do wonder that there are probably loads of great bands who have slipped past my radar. Take The Sunchymes, a band brought to my attention via Twitter, who IMO are up there with Superimposers, Colorama, Moles and the others.
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. I also love Aaron's enderaing habit of naming his songs after 60s classics (Hung up on a Dream, Shifting Sands and even Forever Chang(es)ing.He is apparently already hard at work on the follow up.'

Friday, 1 October 2010

Hung up on a dream

Hi there

I have put up another exclusive free download at
This time it is 'Hung up on a dream'. However, you can still download 'Greenacre Lane' for free as well.

I am also doing a download offer for the entire 'Shifting Sands' album over at CD Baby (

Work is well under way on the next Sunchymes album and I have got a few of the backing tracks recorded already.



Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Sunchymes appear on International Pop Overthrow compilation

Hi there

The song 'Free Rider' from the album 'Shifting Sands' appears on the International Pop Overthrow Vol 13 compilation on Not Lame Records. There's lots of cool power pop on it with about 66 tracks over 3 CD's. Its a limted edition release so get in there while you can!

The compilation is available directly from Not Lame:



Saturday, 5 June 2010

IPO Liverpool

Saw some great bands at the 2010 International Pop Overthrow Festival in Liverpool. The festival was held at the legendary Cavern Club.

For me the highlights included The Junipers, The Mayflowers and The Heath Robinson Five. However, there were so many good bands.

Check out the forthcming IPO compilation CD on Not Lame Records upon which The Sunchymes will appear! I think it is due out in August 2010.


Saturday, 17 April 2010

The Sunchymes: introducing the album 'Shifting Sands'

In this, the first Sunchymes podcast, I introduce a few tracks from The Sunchymes debut album ‘Shifting Sands’ and also play an unreleased instrumental track.

1) Greenacre Lane

2) Free Rider

3) Down at Pallisades

4) Sunchyme Bay (unreleased instrumental)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The Sunchymes are top psychedelic pop pick in the CD Baby Discover Music Newsletter


The Sunchymes debut album 'Shifting Sands' is featured as the top 'psychedelic pop pick' in the March 2010 edition of the the CD Baby Discover Music newsletter:

CD Baby says that 'if you like The Beach Boys, the Beatles, The Byrds, Jellyfish or The Wondermints then you will love this sunshine fuelled harmony driven power pop'...

Many thanks to CD Baby for selecting Shifting Sands for this. You can currently buy the CD version of the album at CD Baby for just $11 or the download version for just $5.


Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Plastico Elastico Show: The Sunchymes on Onda Madrid Radio

Can't believe that Greenacre Lane was on Onda Madrid radio last saturday. Many thanks to the guys at Plastico Elastico for this.

Oh, and Shifting Sands is also now on the Last FM website. Also don't forget the download sale at CD Baby where you can buy the album 'Shifting Sands' for $5.



Saturday, 27 March 2010

Download sale: Buy the album Shifting Sands for $5

Hi there

You can buy a download of the 'Shifting Sands' album for just $5 at CD Baby (this is about £3.75).

You can buy the album at this price until 5 April 2010. Just visit the following:

Best regards

The Sunchymes

Monday, 15 March 2010

Review of 'Shifting Sands' in the latest issue of Bucketful of Brains


David Bash of International Pop Overthrow has reviewed 'Shifting Sands' in the latest issue of Bucketful of Brains. What's also cool is that there is a great interview with Jason Falkner in it. Here's the review:

'The Sunchymes are a band who clearly and unabashedly worships the ground that Brian Wilson has walked on, and while Shifting Sands couldn’t have been a Brian Wilson solo album, certainly various elements of the “sound”, such as a harpsichord fill here and echoed percussion there, are often utilized. Actually, Shifting Sands is best characterized as a modern sunshine pop album, as many of its tracks are bouncy, upbeat, feelgood numbers-an irony is that “Down At Pallisades” (sic) is probably the saddest sounding of all the tracks, and those of you who like the softer, more reflective side of Baby Lemonade will dig the album’s final tune, “Rose Water”.Shifting Sands is a fine beginning by a gentleman who hopefully has a few other tricks up his sleeve saved for future releases.'

A big thanks to David for reviewing it. ..


Sunday, 14 March 2010

The Sunchymes at Not Lame

Hi there

The Sunchymes debut 'Shifting Sands' is now available from Not Lame, the legendary Power Pop distribution and recording company. Many thanks to Bruce at Not Lame for stocking and distributing the album:

I have had a break from recording but can't wait to start again and get some more Sunchymes tracks out there. Have a few songs in mind already. Some were written a few years back and others are new..



Saturday, 20 February 2010

The Sunchymes on the Shock Pop Radio show


Just thought I would let you know that Sparky at will be playing some of my tracks on his 'Shock Pop' show this coming Sunday

Head on over to scrubradio on Sunday 21 Feb between 11am-2pm EST (4-7P GMT) as this is a great programme with lots of cool power pop.

Have a good weekend


Thursday, 18 February 2010

Debut album now available at Kool Kat Musik


I am pleased to annouce that 'Shifting Sands' is available from Kool Kat Musik.

Over recent years Kool Kat has developed a good reputation as a retailer of music within the Power Pop genre. Many thanks to Ray at Kool Kat for stocking the album.

I would urge people who dig powerpop to head on over to as there is a great selection of albums over there.



The Sunchymes 'Shifting Sands' out now

The Sunchymes debut album 'Shifting Sands' is out now featuring 11 tracks that Aaron has recorded over the past couple of years. Its available in both pysical CD format and as a digital download from CD Baby. It is also available as a digital download from itunes, amazon and napster.

The music of the Sunchymes has been compared with the likes of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Byrds, Jellyfish and The Wondermints. It is characterised by sunshine fuelled harmonies and a melodic approach which has attracted positive comments from the likes of Jeff Foskett and Nelson Bragg of Brian Wilson's band.

Check out some of the songs at