About Sherpa from Auckland

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, 8.8/10). 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). “By being involved in the creative process at every level, Sherpa have managed to come out with something that feels personal and special, without falling into overindulgence” (Groove Guide, 4/5). 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.


Enthused by ‘Lesser Flamingo’ hitting shelves this April the Sherpa combo (upsized to quintet) paraded their live show up and down the country for their ‘Lesser Flamingo’ album release tour as well as supporting The Checks on their ‘Gunpowder and Rain’ tour. “Good“ vibes will continue throughout April as Sherpa perform live on TV One’s Good Morning show as well as support Goodshirt at the Kings Arms in Auckland and the Sawmill Cafe in Leigh. 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.


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.


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