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.
Their last EP, Mr. Happy, has been described as an “ambient and surreal dream world with its spellbinding creative expression” which ”delivers a wealth of layers, vibrations and textures in their innovative sound combinations.” The first jam session took place in a wine cellar in Austin Texas sometime in 2012, but "Makeshift Parachutes" became officially a band in 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. They are currently in the studio analog recording their new album. The first song of the new album, the "futuristic latest single 'King Eeyore's Xanax Party' was released on the 5th May with a blowout show and party at Auckland's Neck Of The Woods".