Sherpa The Tiger are a brand-new band hailing from Lviv, Ukraine. On May 18th the four-piece will be releasing their debut album, Great Vowel Shift, on London-label Fuzz Club.
Today we have the pleasure to bring you the premiere of Sherpa The Tiger‘s new single, “Periscope” (listen below), an upbeat and hypnotic dreamscape voyage, full of groove and where ambient pop clashes with that classic krautrock very own intensity.
Talking about their influences on Great Vowel Shift, Sherpa The Tiger explain: “The whole project was inspired mostly by the Eastern European Krautrock stage of the late 1960s and 1970s but we also tried to refresh those old-school ideas with a more modern electronic/ambient approach – with a bit of a psychedelic pop vibe too. The main idea was to create a sound which can be hypnotic, endless and danceable all at the same time.”
Sherpa The Tiger was originally conceived by long-time friends Artem Bemba (bass/guitar/keys) and Andrii Davydenk (keys/programming). The pair lived together in an apartment in Lviv before deciding to start making music to give themselves something to do when stuck inside. Andrii explains: “The band was started as a home-studio project between me and Artem. After the actual songwriting and pre-production, we invited our friends from university Yurji Khomik [drums] and Mykhailo Kanafotskyi [guitar] to come and help us recreate the songs in the studio and play all the stuff live.”
Sherpa The Tiger’s Great Vowel Shift is due for release May 18th on Fuzz Club, pre-order here.