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Yukon Blonde frontman Jeff Innes excited about new synthesizer powered side project High Ends

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Jeffrey Innes best known for fronting Vancouver based indie-pop band Yukon Blonde, rHigh Ends play Lethbridge with Library Voices, June 18. Photo submittedediscovered his first love — synthesizers — for his brand new side project High Ends, which comes to Lethbridge for a show at the Slice with Library Voices and Black Thunder, June 18.

High Ends is more of an ’80s style synth pop project than the more straight ahead indie rock  of Yukon Blonde.

“ I had  some songs that didn’t quite fit in with Yukon Blonde, so this was just an avenue for me to record them,” he said.

“It was interesting to not have to talk over everything with the band, so there’s that, but you also don’t get the collaborative aspect of a band,” he continued.

Innes noted Yukon Blonde will soon be recording a new album, but in the meantime he is going to  enjoy a quick tour with High Ends, who include Yukon Blonde guitarist Brandon Scott, John Jeffries, Rebecca Gray and Ladyhawke guitarist Darcy Hancock, though sometimes they tour with a six piece.

“It’s a lot of fun. There are a lot of good vibes in this band ,” he said.

“ It’s a fun electronica project and it’s something that has always been close to me,” he continued.

They are just doing a quick tour of Alberta with the project, playing their very first gigs in Red Deer, Canmore and Lethbridge, Edmonton and a Sled Island appearance in Calgary on June 19. Immediately after this tour, he will hit the road again with Yukon Blonde for a few dates in Saskatchewan and B.C..
“ Lethbridge will be our third show ever with this band,” he said.

He noted synth- pop music isn’t really a departure for him.
“ I was already in a synth pop duo when I met the other guys in Yukon Blonde,” he said.

 High Ends, Library Voices and Black Thunder play the Slice at approximately 9 p.m.., June 18.

Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door

 — By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:48 )  
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