One for the Summer playlists...

On May 18th Sherpa The Tiger will be releasing their debut album, Great Vowel Shift, and the four-piece are now sharing the most upbeat track from the collection – the low-slung, sun-soaked bliss of ‘Periscope’. The track combines the minimalist ambient pop and funky krautrock grooves shown on the rest of the album but this track see’s them at their most joyous, complete with jangling guitars and a hook that’ll get stuck in your head for days – it’s perfect summer-listening without a doubt. Stream it below…

On Great Vowel Shift, Sherpa The Tiger’s synth-driven soundscapes are a thing of wonder, the band credit this to just two pieces of hardware which in total cost no more than $120: “The backbone of this album’s sound, in addition to the ordinary live drums, bass & guitars is this vintage Soviet synthesizer called an ‘Elektronika EM-25’ from the 1980’s and electric organ ‘Vermona Formation 2’, which was made in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s in GDR (East Germany). The sounds of these two instruments you can hear in every track of the album except ‘Golden Ratio’”

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.”