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Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk

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Hailing from Vancouver, Canada – Yukon Blonde expertly fuse together a 60’s pop/rock feel with a modern a day indie vibe. The four piece, who on first appearance look like they could have been understudies for spinal tap, are signed to Dine Alone records who’s books also boasts some of Americas hottest indie acts including Tokyo Police Club and City & Colour. They’re about to release latest album Tiger Talk (9th April) and have a couple of planned appearances in the UK at The Great Escape in Brighton and Liverpool’s annual Sound City festivals.

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Tiger Talk is being released bang on time for the summer and we couldn’t think of a better time. Bright Jangly guitars, uplifting beats and a feel good 60’s vibe almost transport you back to summers of old when everything was Free love and festivals. Opening track My Girl probably encompasses this the most, along with Oregon Shores which includes harmonies the Beach Boys would be proud of and crazy electric guitar riffs. An almost Elvis Costello ‘esque number appears in the form of track Radio. The album flows nicely with something for everyone. Band appearance can be deceiving here, as this is just as much an Indie record as the rock one you’d more than likely expect from seeing the band. Electro is giving an outing on Iron Fist as they change direction incredibly subtly.

The band were named as one of the “10 Canadian bands destined to break in 2010” and it may be 2 years late but I think with Tiger Talk, this might just come true for UK punters.

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