Sneaky Feelings

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Sneaky Feelings was a 1980s New Zealand pop/rock band, led by Matthew Bannister, which recorded on the Flying Nun label. Initially recording with the line-up of Bannister (guitar), David Pine (guitar), Kat Tyrie (bass guitar) and Martin Durrant (drums), Tyrie was replaced by John Kelcher early in the band's career. Durrant left shortly before the band's demise, and was replaced by Ross Burge.

Sneaky Feelings were unusual among Dunedin Sound bands in that all four members of the band sang and several of the members wrote material. The jangle sound of the guitars and layered vocals drew their influence from the music of the Byrds and the Beatles, and comparisons can be made with some of California's Paisley Underground bands.

The band's name comes from a song by Elvis Costello, "Sneaky Feelings", which is on his first album My Aim Is True (1977).

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Send You Sneaky Feelings 2
1986 Sentimental Education Sneaky Feelings 2
1988 Hard Love Stories Sneaky Feelings 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Positively George Street Sneaky Feelings 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Dunedin Double EP The Chills / Sneaky Feelings / The Stones / The Verlaines 2

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