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BNQT (Members Of Midlake, Band Of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Grandaddy, Travis) Release “Sumptuous, Immensely Pleasurable” Debut Album ‘Volume 1’

Today, indie super group BNQT release their “glorious” (Q) debut album ‘Volume I,’ set for release on April 28 via Dualtone, an Entertainment One company. Led by Eric Pulido of Midlake, BNQT has earned high praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Q, MOJO, Billboard, Consequence Of Sound, and more.

Listen to lead single “Restart,” which KEXP just named their Song Of The Day, here: http://bit.ly/2jyOgph

Rolling Stone’s David Fricke says ‘Volume 1’ is “a rapture of fizz-riff buoyance, rural-saloon daydreaming, and British-pop classicism.” Uncut calls it “a sumptuous, immensely pleasurable album,” while The Guardian, in a 5 Star review, deems it “a real feast…much more than the sum of its parts.” 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 Redwood studio, owned by Smith and McClellan, 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

“Melodic rock supergroup provide a real feast…much more than the sum of its parts.” — The Guardian (5 Stars *****)

“This is a fabulous record.” — Consequence Of Sound

“A remarkably coherent and listenable album that goes down very smooth, but not without the occasional moment of real emotion or foot-tapping fun.” — AllMusic

“Utterly gorgeous… A luscious 70s sound washes over BNQT’s debut.” — Clash (8/10)

“A smashing success.” – Yahoo! Music

‘Volume 1’ Tracklist

Restart
Unlikely Force
100 Million Miles
Mind Of A Man
Hey Banana
Real Love
Failing at Feeling
L.A. On My Mind
Tara
Fighting The World