Over the past two years, YUKON BLONDE has earned no shortage of acclaim for its hook-heavy brand of pop rock. The band is now set to bring their renowned live show to Australia with a run of EAST COAST dates and key slots on BIGSOUND 2013.
YUKON BLONDE will showcase material from their most recent album TIGER TALK including the new single SIX DEAD TIGERS. The stunning new video for SIX DEAD TIGERS premiered exclusively on www.themusic.com.au Thursday, August 8. 2013.
Released in March 2012, YUKON BLONDE’S latest album, TIGER TALK, represents the next adventurous step in their career. Its ten tracks are short and punchy, as the band trimmed the fat and packed hooks and brisk tempos into streamlined arrangements. "Radio" assaults the speakers with a brash stomp worthy of early Elvis Costello, while "Oregon Shores" blends its bouncy rhythm and sunny vocal harmonies with an epic, face-melting guitar solo. Elsewhere, a robotic drum pattern anchors "Breathing Tigers," and "My Girl" taps into powerpop greatness with its "whoa-oh" refrain.
The album still bears some of the hallmarks of what made YUKON BLONDE so beloved to begin with: the jangling riffs, the warm harmonies, and Innes' inquisitive lyrical questioning of the world around him. This time, however, the songs are jacked up on sugar-spiked pop and coursing with adrenaline.
The band was even name-dropped recently on ABC's HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.
Artistically uncompromising as ever, YUKON BLONDE has already proved that they are willing to go wherever their restless artistic muse takes them.