The Pistolwhips
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The Pistolwhips

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF | AFM

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Pistolwhips debut a strong rock album, 4 out of 5"

Saskatoon quartet The Pistolwhips whip up a fine rocking sound based on three very strong elements: A great pair of electric guitars to play both with and off one another; A gutsy, hard-driving rock vocalist in Rylan Schultz who takes something from the Caleb Followill/Eddie Vedder playbook but is still his own man; One crack rhythm section on which to build the whole project. - The StarPhoenix Saskatoon

"On Your Side - Album Review"

On Your Side is shaped by years of experience. But the new album is not merely a showcase for individual talent: it is the product of four musicians working together to make the music they love. - Verb Magazine

"Interview: CMW 2014 – The Pistolwhips: Playing Big to the Small Rooms"

"During your set at Cherry Cola’s during CMW 2013, you charged the venue with a ton of energy and got the restless crowd moving. What experience or impression do you want the audience to take away from your set tonight at the Hideout?

We have a lot fun on stage and people can tell, people get into it. We’ve definitely grown into the songs and are stronger as a band, so hopefully that's something that shines through." - Aesthetic Magazine Toronto

"The Pistolwhips Album Release Par-tay!"

"They could cut a wide swath through the idea of demographics because they’ve got the cool guitar moves covered as well as the more melodious ideas that jive well in a good earworm pop song." -

"The Sheepdogs Rock Hometown Crowd: Review by Chris Morin"

"Opening the show were Saskatoon’s The Pistolwhips, who combine indie rock-isms along with massive blues-y guitar wizardry. Vocalist Rylan Schultz fed the crowd plenty of enthusiastic rave-ups as the rest of the four-piece stomped along." - Ominocity


Still working on that hot first release.



The Pistolwhips

About Us

The Pistolwhips are a blues-infused indie rock band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  The quartet is comprised of frontman Rylan Schultz, and guitarist Paul Kuzbik.  The Pistolwhips combine upbeat indie rock tunes with old school blues licks and a dose of psychedelia to create a sound that is dynamic and captivating.  In a relatively short period of time, The Pistolwhips have performed across Canada at a number of festivals such as Canadian Music Week, JUNOfest, The Sasktel Jazz Festival, MOSOfest, The Red Bull Sound Stage, Sasktel Summer Invasion, and Winnipeg’s Prairie Barge Festival.  The Pistolwhips made their first trip overseas to perform a string of shows in London, England in October of 2014. The band’s powerful stage presence combined with their epic live performances and huge local following has led to some hailing them as a “local super group”.

The Pistolwhips released a 4 song EP in late 2012 that was very well received in their home province.  After winning the RAWLCO 10K20 Award from Saskatoon rock station Rock 102FM, The Pistolwhips set out to makes their debut LP.  The Pistolwhips released “On Your Side” in July of 2014.  Described as “another definite winner”, “On Your Side” is composed of 10 songs and was recorded by Ryan Andersen (AC/DC, Sarah McLachlan) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Once again, “On Your Side” was very well received by their home province, and was named Best Album of 2014 by Planet S Readers in Saskatoon.  

The Pistolwhips have shared the stage with Yukon Blonde, The Sheepdogs, Monster Truck, One Bad Son, Dragonette, Bend Sinister, The Deep Dark Woods, and 36!.  The Pistolwhips continue to be road warriors.  In February of 2015 they embarked on their biggest tour of Western Canada to date, including a performance at Vancouver’s Media Club and a show with fellow Saskatchewan band Close Talker in Kelowna.

Band Members