Yukon Blonde playing at Vancouver's Legendary Biltmore Cabaret
|Also known as||Alphababy|
|Origin||Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada|
|Past members||Adam Newton
Yukon Blonde is a Canadian indie rock band originally from Kelowna, British Columbia. Formed in 2005 as a quintet called Alphababy, the band members changed the name in late 2008 at the suggestion of Jon-Rae Fletcher, with whom the band was touring. The band has been based in Vancouver since 2009. Now a trio with some guest touring members.
As Alphababy, the group released two EPs that received favourable critical reviews. Yukon Blonde's debut EP was Everything in Everyway. Their debut self-titled album, which was recorded live-to-tape, came out in 2010. For both, they worked with record producer Shawn Cole, who has previously worked with such bands as Bend Sinister and You Say Party! We Say Die!. The band has toured the US and Canada, and played at such festivals as South by Southwest. The band was named one of the "10 Canadian bands destined to break in 2010" by the CBC, and Chart called the band the best of the 2010 Canadian Music Week festival.
- Jeff Innes – vocals, guitar, chief songwriter
- Brandon Scott – guitar, vocals
- Graham Jones – drums, vocals
- Former members
- Adam Newton – bass
- Matt Vautour – keyboards
- Matt Kelly – keyboards
- Rob Sinclair – Guitar
- Andy Bishop – bass
- John Jeffrey - bass
- As Alphababy
- 2006: You Gentle Crustacean (EP)
- 2008: Alphababy Live (EP)
- As Yukon Blonde
- Everything in Everyway (EP) - October 5, 2009
- Yukon Blonde - February 9, 2010
- Fire//Water (EP) - September 20, 2011
- Tiger Talk - March 20, 2012, No. 82 CAN
|2011||"Babies Don't Like Blue Anymore"||45||—||Yukon Blonde|
|2013||"Six Dead Tigers"||30||—|
|"—" denotes a release that did not chart.|
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