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Kelowna natives Yukon Blonde return with Juno nomination in hand

Yukon Blonde started their career in Kelowna in 2005 and were then known as Alphababy. - Contributed
Yukon Blonde started their career in Kelowna in 2005 and were then known as Alphababy.
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Last week, Yukon Blonde was nominated for a JUNO Award for Breakthrough Group Of The Year on the strength of their critically acclaimed sophomore album Tiger Talk.

The Vancouver band celebrated by releasing a video for the album track “Guns” and is now getting ready for a Canadian headline tour, which includes partnering up with friends Zeus on the West Coast dates.

They will be in Kelowna on April 11 at Flashbacks, showcasing an album that's really put them on the map.

“Big, crunchy guitar solos blast between catchy choruses, guitar jangle and ambitious harmonies...an enthusiastic, confident follow-up from a band well on its way," NOW Magazine said of the effort that saw them touring for much of 2012.

Hitting over 150 stages in North America and Europe since the album's release, they have shared the stage with The Jezabels on tour across the United States and The Sheepdogs across Canada, and played played at the official Much Music Video Awards after party with The Lumineers.

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