Sherpa The Tiger – In Session – 2019 – Past Daily Soundbooth – Rock Without Borders: Listening Ukraine
Sherpa The Tiger – in session – May 9, 2019 – unknown session venue, somewhere in Ukraine –
Staying in Ukraine this week and another band making international waves. Sherpa The Tiger are from Lviv, seen of a massive wave of refugees from the eastern part of Ukraine, but also scene of several missile attacks from Russian invasion forces. In saner times, Sherpa The Tiger combine a love of minimalist ambient music and the kosmische grooves that came pumping out of Eastern Europe in the 60s/70s. There’s two sides to Sherpa The Tiger, there’s the danceable almost-disco cuts that channel the funkier repetitions of CAN’s Future Days LP, held together and propelled by a jagged drumbeat that Jaki Liebezeit would surely be proud of. And then there’s the more stripped-back moments, which see cosmic, ambient deconstructions.
They are currently signed to Fuzzclub, a label based out of London and their debut album, Great Vowel Shift is available via their bandcamp site. By the looks of it, Fuzzclub and Sherpa The Tiger are a perfect fit.
What they are currently up to is anyone’s guess, but they did post this message on their Facebook page, which gives some hint:
“Dear folks, fans, and followers,
We’ve been meaning to get back to you with multiple musical announcements: on our new record, the upcoming shows, and a music video. Instead of that, over the last few days, we’ve been busy saving our closest, supporting our army, helping refugees, and with other important wartime duties. As you may know, Russia brings war, terror, and massacre to our land.
We believe that this battle is not only a battle for our sovereignty, cultural identity, and freedom. We see it as struggle for a peaceful civilization, against absolute fucking evil. Ukrainians realised it 8 years ago, and we hope you all see it now.
So please support our people & our country on all fronts. For all of us now, it’s more vital than ever.
Stay strong, stand with Ukraine!
Have a listen – enjoy and support them any way you can. Tell your friends – there is a treasure trove of amazing music coming from that embattled country that the world needs to hear. Do what you can.
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