With their previous release ‘Pretty Cool Optical Illusions’ earning them a Groove Guide album of the week, two number ones on the bFM Top Ten, a Roundhead Studios Live In Session, opening slots for The Clean, Darwin Deez, Real Estate and a noteworthy performance at this years Auckland Laneway Festival, Sherpa are set to paint 2012 in a psychedelic haze with the release of their anticipated debut album - ‘Lesser Flamingo’.
‘Lesser Flamingo’ is a 12-track technicolor panorama where “Sweet charming melodies crash into wonderful psychedelic whirls which spin at such velocity” (Cheese On Toast). Self-funded, self-produced and self-released ‘Lesser Flamingo’ is Sherpa-concentrate captured and mixed by the exceptional James Dansey (The Ruby Suns, The Sneaks, Spring Break) and mastered by JJ Golden (Calexico, Devendra Banhart). The lovingly crafted debut single ‘Lunar Bats’ has already reached number one on the bFM Top Ten and is a taste of more turbulent power-pop hits to look forward to on the album.
With the video for the follow up single ‘In Dolphins He Trusts’ premiered on TVNZ U and a forth self-directed music video in the pipelines for ‘Turtles’ you can expect the words “Sherpa” and “Flamingo” to become mainstays in your music vocabulary.
Enthused by ‘Lesser Flamingo’ hitting shelves this Monday the Sherpa combo (upsized to quintet) will continue to parade their live show over Easter Weekend (April 5th - 8th) in support of The Checks’ ‘Gunpowder and Rain’ tour playing Palmerston North, Wellington and Napier. A high speed blend of blood, sweat and tears with bowl cuts, feathers and rainbow kaftans, Sherpa’s live show is both raw and flamboyant, energized and unashamedly fun.
Earl Ho (vocals, guitar, synthesizer)
Benjamin Tindall (guitar, backing vocals)
Samuel Cussen (bass)
Vince McMillan (drums, percussion)
Daniel Barrett (synthesizer)
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