Dublin mood-rockers Bell X1 return to the United States this month, supporting their seventh LP, Arms, and we’ve got your tickets to the show at The Chapel on March 1.
As singer Paul Noonan told RIFF in October, Arms took years to write and record. At times, Noonan, guitarist David Geraghty and bassist Dominic Phillips felt like they were flailing in the dark, looking for a spark. The album could have gone in a number of different directions. But true to form, no two Bell X1 albums have followed the same trajectory. The final version leaned toward a puree of electronica, pop and folk. Fans of Radiohead or Alt-J will definitely want to check out this show.
The band rose to prominence with their 2005 album, Flock. The following LP, 2009’s Blue Lights on the Runway, cemented them as a great Irish rock band.
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