A dance band from Leeds, England comprised of Jez Willis and Tim Garbutt, Utah Saints is best described as a house duo with a rock atmosphere. They're famous for their sampling and vocal manipulation, and pretty much every single they put out charts in the British Isles. The bad part is, well...they haven't made much of their own music. In twenty years, they've only put out two albums. In the rest of that time, they've been doing remixes for everyone from the Stone Roses to Annie Lennox.
"Trope Atlantic Guide":
- Auto-Tune: Averted awesomely. These guys mainly use older techniques like vocoders and, shockingly, their DJing equipment to create sounds Auto-Tune almost never tries to match.
- Rule of Cool: Why Tim sometimes stands on his turntable to scratch.
- Sampling: Their innovative techniques were what made them famous. When they got started, putting guitar and techno together was unheard of.
- Ur-Example: These guys were combining rave drums with guitar samples and playing festivals before big beat groups like The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers did it.