There is no bond stronger than family; there is no feeling better than when a song hits just right. The Yule Brothers are a marriage of those simple concepts. Unbreakable and defiantly alternative, their anthemic style of singer-songwriter indie rock is genuine and bold.
Born in Prince George, Darby and Erin Yule have accomplished more in seven years through pure-grit and a love for the craft than most do in a lifetime. True singer-songwriter personalities mixed with an early love for punk rock helped Darby and Erin create a style that they can say is truly their own.
On April 30, The Yule Brothers, who are now based in Vancouver, will release their new song I Am On Fire from their upcoming record, which is due in the fall.
The Yule Brothers started their journey known as the pop-punk band The Statistics. They released their first EP Haunts (produced by Paul Boechler), to a sold-out crowd in a church basement with a blown out PA system. Being the restless hearts that they were, the Yule boys started expanding out of their hometown of Prince George and playing road shows such as Cranworx (Whistler), The Railway Club (Vancouver, BC), Tavern on Whyte (Edmonton, AB), as well as opening for bands such as Bend Sinister, Birds of Bellwoods, Kingsfoil and Illscarlett.
By the time they released their single Jealous Heart, produced by Elisa Pangsaeng, in 2016, they were doing full tours and headlining festivals such as UBC Goosehunt Festival (Vancouver), Canadian Music Week (Toronto) and Parks Alive! (Kelowna).
In November 2016, they released their country inspired, regretful single Old Habits feat. Amy Kirkpatrick, produced by Elisa Pangsaeng, to a full house at the Prince George Playhouse Theatre. They were also nominated for “Best Out of Province Act” at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. They finished the year with placing in Semi-Finals at Indie Week Toronto’s “Best in Fest” award.
In the spring of 2017, The Yule Brothers went back into the studio to start recording The Robson Street Hymns. Produced by Elisa Pangsaeng and themselves, the album featured an all-star line up of members from Said the Whale, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Colin James and Wide Mouth Mason. Darby often refers to the first single off the new album, True North, as “the first honest to god Yule Brothers songs.. It reached 40,000 streams in the first month and 88,000 streams to date.
In late 2018 The Yule Brothers teamed up with Redwoods and The Fallaways to co-headline the sold-out WTF Tour hitting eight dates across British Columbia.
Other singles from The Robson Street Hymns, Sparks in the Night and Maryanne, hit national radio play on CBC Radio 2 along with being accepted to 11 Spotify playlists. They have been featured in over 75 media outlets.. Maryanne was premiered on such heavy hitters as Parade Magazine and Pure Grain Audio.
The Robson Street Hymns was premiered on September 6, 2019 on Substream Magazine.
In 2020, they had to cancel a cross Canada Tour as well as their first European tour after the music industry was decimated from Covid-19. Darby and Erin decided to keep moving forward and officially changed their name to The Yule Brothers. They teamed up with Creative BC and did a virtual tour of all of their favourite venues that had been hit so hard in the pandemic.
In the summer of 2020, they went back into the studio with their friend Karl Dicare to do what they do best, record real and honest music. This time with a twist though; Darby and Erin were only going to work with their friends. No big names, no flashy studio musicians, just people they honestly loved being around. These new songs are made completely from the heart with a team that has as much passion as Darby and Erin do. Erin’s girlfriend Courtney even did the front cover.
The Yule Brothers are pleased to announce their ambitious new single I Am On Fire, produced by Karl Dicare. Set to be released everywhere on April 30, 2021. Please pre-save on Spotify or follow them on any social media platform at @theyulebrothers.