The Shifting Sands
The Shifting Sands started as a collection of songs written by Michael McLeod after deciding to take a new direction from his previous band The Alpha State (who released acclaimed album Lines on Failsafe Records in 2008).
McLeod embarked upon making what began as a solo album, along the way collaborating with many of Dunedin's finest musicians past and present, including David Kilgour (The Clean), Robert Scott (The Clean, The Bats), Robbie Yeats (The Verlaines, The Dead C), Lesley Paris (Look Blue Go Purple), Jay Clarkson (The Expendables, Breathing Cage), Rob Falconer (Operation Rolling Thunder) and Tony de
Raad and Tom Bell (David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights).
The Shifting Sands has grown to become an entrancing live band with Thomas Bell (David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights) on bass a regular fixture around an appropriately shifting cast of live collaborators.