The Utilities are an Alberta-based twangy rock band. They have an energetic and guitar-heavy live show, showcasing strong songwriting and an affinity for 60s and 70s folk rock. Their work is genuine.
The Utilities are an Alberta-based folk rock band. “Heavy South,” their newest and best record, fixates on circular patterns: work weeks, weather patterns, daily exchanges. Melodic, lyrically-focused songs are the heart and soul of the record, with gently psychedelic flourishes and instrumental detours adding colour. The Utilities sound relaxed and confident on “Heavy South,” refining the strengths of their previous releases. These are the warmest recordings the band have released to date; with the help of Albertan producer Jesse Northey (Major Love, Jesse and the Dandelions), The Utilities dig into sounds of the late 60s and early 70s more seriously than on their previous releases. "Heavy South" is an inviting record that rewards repeated listens.
The Utilities are Joel Stretch, Drake McCheyne, Colby Stolson, and Tyson Wiebe.
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Genre: Indie RockAlt-CountryRock
Home base: Lethbridge
Appeals most (but not limited) to: Our key demographic is 25-40 year-olds; we do well with CBC listeners and fans of bands like WIlco and Kurt Vile.
Top Venues Performed/Exhibited *
The Roxy Cabaret /// Vancouver
Fic Fest /// Medicine Hat
The Palomino PBR 2-Floor Party /// Calgary /// (Headlining)