SNEAKY FEELINGS

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.

Sneaky Feelings was one of four Dunedin bands to reap the benefits of the newly formed Flying Nun label with the release of the Dunedin Double EP, alongside the Stones, the Verlaines and the Chills.

The band's biggest hit was with the single "Husband House" in 1985.

In 2017 Sneaky Feelings reunited, released another critically-lauded album, Progress Junction, on Flying Nun and toured NZ. 

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