BNQT PREMIERE NEW TRACK REAL LOVE
BNQT (MEMBERS OF MIDLAKE, BAND OF HORSES, FRANZ FERDINAND, GRANDADDY, TRAVIS) PREMIERE REAL LOVE VIA STEREOGUM
VOLUME 1 OUT APRIL 28 ON LAST GANG/DUALTONE
“…a golden-hued, horn-laden paean to melodic oldies pop.” – Stereogum
Toronto, ON – April 13, 2017 – Indie super group BNQT have debuted new track, Real Love, which sees bandleader Eric Pulido and his all-star collaborators stacking harmonies over florid brass arrangements. The track comes from their “glorious” (Q) debut album, Volume I, set for release on April 28 via Last Gang/Dualtone (Entertainment One companies). Listen to Real Love over at Stereogum.
Volume 1 is already garnering high praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Q, MOJO, Billboard, and more. Uncut calls it “a sumptuous, immensely pleasurable album,” while MOJO, in a 4 Star review, deems it “a magic carpet ride to cloud nine…beautiful.” At SXSW, KCRW named them an Artist To Watch and Billboard praised their “rich, lush and harmony-drenched pop songs.”
Volume 1 includes ten new, original songs and features five vocalists – Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, and Pulido – who wrote and sing two tracks each, with backing from other Midlake members McKenzie Smith (drums), Joey McClellan (guitar) and Jesse Chandler (keys). Volume 1 was recorded and produced mostly at Midlake’s studio in Denton, TX.
Praise for BNQT and ‘Volume I’:
“A feast of spaced-country textures and shameless melodic throwback…a rapture of fizz-riff buoyance, rural-saloon daydreaming, and British-pop classicism.”
— David Fricke, Rolling Stone
“Glorious… Thanks to Pulido’s deft string-pulling their varied backgrounds gel nicely in a kind of 70s West Coast FM rock radio way.” — Q (4 Stars ****)
“Eric Pulido has inspired his guests to explore new stylistic territory… A sumptuous, immensely pleasurable album.” — Uncut (8/10)
“A magic carpet ride to cloud nine. It is beautiful.” — MOJO (4 Stars ****)
“Rich, lush and harmony-drenched.” — Billboard
“Utterly gorgeous… A luscious 70s sound washes over BNQT’s debut.” — Clash (8/10)
“A smashing success.” — Yahoo! Music