(AUS) Perennial pop and indie rock wizards Yukon Blonde are coming back to Australia! Following the release of On Blonde, their third LP and follow up to widely acclaimed sophomore breakout album, Tiger Talk, the Canadian natives will be coming back to our shores in September to play Bigsound in Brisbane, and some special club shows.
Their latest studio offering, On Blonde, builds on Yukon Blonde’s reputation for seamlessly crafted pop songs with infectious melodies and hooks, while experimenting with psychedelic, digital, and synthetic sounds. It is an album laden with analogue synthesizers, modulating Moog saw tooth leads, and FM soft pads, an ephemeral ambience akin to city street midnight meanderings. This sonic atmosphere permeates through the entirety of the record, as wiry guitars, occasionally stabbing or jangly, make way for fuzzy phasing lead tones. Yukon Blonde are a band who are tight and fierce, but wander dreamily where they need to.
Yukon Blonde did their homework; having Tony Hoffer (M83, Beck, Foster the People, Air, Depeche Mode) mix the record was an obvious choice. And it is Tony Hoffer’s shimmering pop production coupled with Yukon Blonde’s trademark hard-hitting choruses that sees On Blonde effortlessly transverse, finding its place in the contemporary indie pop landscape. All the while, it is an album gazing wistfully away towards the more shadowy elements of pop production, soft synthesizers, thin punching bass lines, crushed drums, 80s cosmic pop compositions, and saturated psychedelic guitar effects. It is in this chronic ambivalence for the modern pop machine that On Blonde firstly finds its feet, followed by its depth, for there is more than what first meets the ear.
As a live band, Yukon Blonde transcends their strong recorded posturing and create a mesmerising experience for patrons. Don’t miss out on the raw magnetism their sonic journey will create.
TICKETS ON SALE THU 13 AUG, 9AM
Tue 8 September, Newtown Social Club (18+) | TICKETS
Thu 10 September, Shebeen (18+) | TICKETS
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