Yukon Blonde

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Yukon Blonde
Yukon Blonde playing at Vancouver's Legendary Biltmore Cabaret
Yukon Blonde playing at Vancouver's Legendary Biltmore Cabaret
Background information
Also known as Alphababy
Origin Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Labels Dine Alone
Bumstead
Nevado
Website yukonblonde.com
Members Jeff Innes
Brandon Scott
Graham Jones
Past members Adam Newton
Matt Vautour
Rob Sinclair
Andy Bishop
John Jeffrey

Yukon Blonde is a Canadian indie rock band originally from Kelowna, British Columbia.[1] 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.[2] The band has been based in Vancouver since 2009. Now a trio with some guest touring members, Yukon Blonde is signed to Bumstead Records and Nevado Records.

As Alphababy, the group released two EPs that received favourable critical reviews.[1] Yukon Blonde's debut EP was Everything in Everyway. Their debut self-titled album, which was recorded live-to-tape,[2] 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!.[3] 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,[4] and Chart called the band the best of the 2010 Canadian Music Week festival.[5]

Members[edit]

Former members

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

As Alphababy
  • 2006: You Gentle Crustacean (EP)
  • 2008: Alphababy Live (EP)
As Yukon Blonde
  • 2009: Everything in Everyway (EP)
  • 2010: Yukon Blonde
  • 2011: Fire//Water (EP)
  • 2012: Tiger Talk No. 82 CAN[6]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart peak Album
CAN
Alt

[7][8][9][10]
CAN
Rock

[11]
2011 "Babies Don't Like Blue Anymore" 45 Yukon Blonde
2012 "Stairway" 12 32 Tiger Talk
"My Girl" 30
2013 "Six Dead Tigers" 30
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

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