Polish band The Shipyard formed in The Tricity (Gdansk/Sopot/Gdynia) in 2011. Founding member Piotr Pawlowski (bass), musician/songwriter for legendary cold wave group Made in Poland, assembled the initial line-up including Filip Galazka (drums) and Nela Gzowska (guitar, bass). The addition of Rafal Jurewicz (vocals) and Michal Miegon (guitar) completed the quintet. The musicians have collaborated with numerous Polish bands over the years, including Heart & Soul (Pawlowski), Tymon & The Transistors, Brygada Kryzys (Galazka), Kobiety (Gzowska), Kiev Office, Karol Schwarz All Stars (Miegon) and Sound of Pixies (Galazka, Gzowska, Jurewicz).
The Shipyard moves between classic cold wave alienation, a reverberating melancholy reminiscent of shoegaze, and heavier alt rock. Jurewicz's vocals channel the band's moody sound, as melodies soaked in pinching sadness yield to bursts of mad energy.