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.'