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Bell X1
Formed by ex-members of Juniper after the departure of Damien Rice

About Bell X1

Bell X1 formed in Celbridge, County Kildare, in 1999, but the group`s roots stretch back to the band Juniper formed in 1991 and featuring Damien Rice.

After Rice split off in 1998, the remaining members regrouped with Paul Noonan assuming lead vocal duties, and Bell X1 (named for the first plane to break the sound barrier) was born.

Bell X1 released their debut album, Neither Am I, in 2000 but it was a bit of a flop. They received some acclaim for their follow-up album, Music in Mouth, and the album Flock released in 2005 debuted at number one in the Irish album charts and got good reviews at home and in the U.K.

Bell X1 are known for regular changes in sound from album to album, their range taking in alternative, indie, hard rock, post-punk, acoustic, lo-fi, folk rock, ballad, pop, synth-pop, new wave and electronica. They have been compared to The Blue Nile, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, Coldplay, U2, Animal Collective, Elbow and Talk Talk.



Bell X1 - Haint Blue

Bell X1-Rocky Took a Lover (Live)

Bell X1 - Velcro

Bell X1 The Great Defector (Live)


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