The Ukrainians’ new album “Summer in Lviv” is based on guitarist Peter Solowka and vocalist/fiddle player Len Liggins’s experiences in western Ukraine last summer, where they discovered the rejuvenated, modern city of Lviv, whose official motto is ‘Live, work and enjoy yourself’.
Living in the west but with half the band having a background rooted in the cultures of Ukraine or eastern Europe, The Ukrainians have enjoyed success over the past three decades. Their music includes Ukrainian folk music and western rock music.
“Summer in Lviv” reflects the Ukraine of today: conflict, populations migration, immigration, and a struggle for identity. A 30th anniversary re-issue, “The Complete Ukrainian John Peel Sessions” was released on CD and 12-inch vinyl LP in April 2019.