On November 8th 2022, Ukrainian prog/post-hafcore band VOVK release their latest double single Tiger | Tyhr and a lyric video accompanying it. It’s a first for the band that releases in both languages: English and Ukrainian, and will be a part of a future album. The song was written 2 years ago and had only an English version, but after a successful DakhaBrakha cover, the band decided to switch to Ukrainian.
The song is about a person that is too afraid to get out of their comfort zone. They are not committing to important deeds due to a constant fear of failure, which leads to undervaluing their own successes. In times of war, people frequently feel that their help or donations are too little or even meaningless, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Every single bit of help brings us closer to victory.
The song was being worked on by the new VOVK line-up, which consists of Oleksandr Kuts, joined by Yevhenii Khrulov (Pustosh, Ooze), and Yehor Druzenko (Ooze). Due to constant power infrastructure bombings from russia, recording process stalled and the band was forced to push the release over and over again, and frequent power outages prevented smooth mastering of the track.
Recording, mixing and mastering was made at Lizard Audio studio under Roman Bondar’s watchful eye.
Lyric video was shot by Nataliia Ivasiuk, and edited by Dmytro Koshyk.
Right after this release, VOVK is going on tour with Stoned Jesus visiting Eastern Europe and collecting donations for Ukrainian volunteers. First concert is on November 10 followed by 11 concerts in 7 countries of Europe.
VOVK – music band from Kyiv that combines elements of post-hardcore, stoner and prog-rock in their music. At this moment, band’s discography consist of LAIR LP (2019) https://li.sten.to/nad0i3qv, which was nominated for best metal album by Best Ukrainian Metal Act, and DakhaBrakha cover Sho Z-Pod Duba (2021) https://youtu.be/cLKZuePTR2Y, which was labeled as one of the best ukrainian song of the year by “СЛУХ” media (https://slukh.media/playlists/best-ukrainian-songs-2021/).
Bandcamp (available on November 8): https://vovk.bandcamp.com/album/tiger-tyhr