The Cortex Shift is a Jazz-Rock band from the Adelaide Hills led by Kyle Opie.
The members of The Cortex Shift met as students of the music program at Heathfield High School in Heathfield, South Australia. Their first public performance was at the Hoot! Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival in June of 2012. In August that same year they won the Imaginate Battle of the Bands which instigated the recording of their début album Quest Of Chin.
The Cortex Shift recorded and released their second album Songs in the Key of Lunch in 2017. After the studio session for this album took place in January, keyboardist and founding member Rohan Pullen moved to Canberra. Guitarist Sam Morris (Misfits of Sythia, Relict) joined the band in his place. During 2017 The Cortex Shift also supported Johannes S. Sistermanns (Germany) at COMA and were finalists under the experimental category for the SAM Awards. In 2018 the band released a live album that was professionally filmed.
The band's fourth official album Moose Sluicing Is Not The Answer was released in April 2019. It was the first album by The Cortex Shift without any keyboards and the first to feature vocals, owing to a cover of a track by Superdose Gangway. In 2020 they supported Stereolab (UK) at Bonython Hall for the Adelaide Fringe.
- Rohan Pullen - keyboards
- Quest of Chin - (2016)
- Songs in the Key of Lunch - (2017)
- Live at Wizard Tone Studios - (2018)
- Moose Sluicing Is Not The Answer - (2019)
- The Chronicles of Chin - (2019)
- Nuisance Pooch - (2020)