Indie Super Group BNQT (Midlake, Band Of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Grandaddy, Travis) Premiere “Unlik | Shore Fire Media

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24 March, 2017Print

Indie Super Group Bnqt (Midlake, Band Of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Grandaddy, Travis) Premiere "Unlikely Force" At Pitchfork

Debut Album 'Volume 1' Out April 28 On Dualtone

BNQT, a new indie super group conceived and led by Eric Pulido of Midlake, have debuted new track “Unlikely Force,” featuring Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell on vocals. The track comes from their “sumptuous, immensely pleasurable” (Uncut) debut album ‘Volume 1,’ set for release on April 28 via Dualtone, an Entertainment One company. Listen to the wistful, psychedelic track over at Pitchfork:

Says Pulido: "Unlikely Force was the first of all the album tunes that we worked on and a guinea pig of sorts. We wanted a lush 70s feel good vibe and Ben's song was a perfect foundation to build upon that ultimately set the precedent for what was to come!"

BNQT just came back from SXSW, where they were named an Artist To Watch by KCRW and praised by Billboard for their “rich, lush and harmony-drenched pop songs.” Yahoo! Music called their SXSW set “a smashing success.”

'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.

The concept of BNQT (pronounced “Banquet”) came to Pulido while touring for Midlake's 2013 release, 'Antiphon.' Gathering a number of contrasting yet complementary artists he’d befriended or shared the stage with, Pulido set out to establish a new creative environment untethered from other work – “Like a poor man’s version of the Traveling Wilburys!” he says.

'Volume 1' Tracklist

  1. Restart
  2. Unlikely Force
  3. 100 Million Miles
  4. Mind Of A Man
  5. Hey Banana
  6. Real Love
  7. Failing at Feeling
  8. L.A. On My Mind
  9. Tara
  10. Fighting The World

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