RIYL: Franz Ferdinand, Band of Horses, Midlake, Grandaddy, Travis
Label: Bella Union / Dualtone
Never did I ever expect to see Franz Ferdinand¬†and Midlake share a stage, but adding Band of Horses, Grandaddy¬†and Travis into the mix?! ¬†Ok yeah, you’ve got my attention. ¬†Meet BNQT, the world’s newest indie rock conglomerate.
First single Restart¬†barrels forth with a mammoth riff reminiscent of Lonerism-era Tame Impala,¬†but the choir of vocal harmonies hoists the track through the rafters. ¬†In the sea of the past few years’ supergroups, I have to say that this one has me the most excited. ¬†Looking forward to hearing the rest!
Bella Union unfortunately doesn’t appear to have a limited option for the UK folks, but statesiders have an orange vinyl option through Dualtone Records. ¬†Pick that up after the ‘buy’ link and check out their single below.
Volume 1 is the new record from BNQT, a band that combines indie rock band Midlake with members of some of your favorite indie bands: Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Jason Lytle (Granddaddy), Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), and Fran Healy (Travis) are featured throughout the album.
- Maybe Buy
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- Too Expensive