Bandaid Brigade, the musical project of Zach Quinn (PEARS), Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios, Gods of Mount Olympus) and friends Paul Rucker (Armchair Martian, Street Dogs, Drag The River) and Chris Fogal (The Gamits) have released a new single taken from their debut album I’m Separate’, which is out now.
To celebrate the release, Bandaid Brigade will take to venues in the UK and mainland Europe on an extended run of shows throughout January and February 2020, details of which can be found below.
Commenting on the new single, Wahlstrom says, “There was a point in the recording session when we ran out of songs we had actually prepared, so each of us had to come up with something while we had a few hours left for tracking drums. Those 3 songs ended up being the album closers and arguably our favourites. This one was mine.”
Recorded at Black in Bluhm Studios in Denver, CO, and co-produced with Fogal, the album finds the members of Bandaid Brigade stretching beyond their collective punk roots with ambitious songwriting, polished arrangements, and a throwback sound that draws some detectable influences from early progressive rock, a heady mix of Springsteen’s attitude, Elton John’s artistic balladry, and classic pop-rock disco grooves echoing ABBA and Earth Wind & Fire.
Commenting on the album Bandaid Brigade says: “It’s quite possible that this is the best album ever made. We hope you like it as much as we think you think we think we do.”
Holding Steady follows two on from two album tracks shared previously including Break The Grid and Travel Light, the latter of which the band produced a hilarious music video for.
They perform at Wharf Chambers in Leeds on January 30th.