Makeshift Parachutes’ EP lures listeners into an ambient and surreal dream world with its spellbinding creative expression. Songwriters Sharif O’Connor (guitar/keys) and Daniel O’Connor (bass/vocals) along with drummer Arthur Brewer and Chris McCollum (vocals/guitar), deliver a wealth of layers, vibrations and textures in their innovative sound combinations. Their musical compositions are both honest and refreshing. McCollum’s saintly vocals polishing the albums poetic lyrics to a T. The time and effort put into creating “Mr. Happy” is evident with its personalized and distinctive indie rock flavour. Although short, the five track, 21 minute bohemian rhapsody has no shortage of psychedelic waves or lengthly instrumental interludes. The skill of being able to entice and captivate its listeners into another realm is impressive. This Auckland based foursome should easily be on your list of bands to see live in the new year.”

Dee Muir


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The first jam session took place in a wine cellar in Austin Texas sometime in 2012, but "Makeshift Parachutes" wasn't officially a band until early 2013. 
The four piece band consisting of Sharif O'Connor (guitar/keys), Daniel O'Connor (bass/vocals), Christian McCollum (vocals/guitar) Arthur Brewer (drums/keys). Due to beautiful unforeseen circumstances Makeshift Parachutes is based out of Auckland, New Zealand. Makeshift Parachutes' music is a psychedelicate thunderstorm encompassing powerful rhythms and soft melodies intertwining strong bass riffs with lush guitar, slide, a touch of synth, and spacey vocals.

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