Artist Of The Week: Bell X1

The WERS Artist Of The Week is Irish indie-rock band, Bell X1! Earlier this year the band released Field Recordings, a 2 disc collection of live and acoustic tracks from their 2010 world tour.

Bell X1 formed from the ashes of the Irish band, Juniper, which featured Bell X1 members Paul Noonan and Dominic Phillips along with singer Damien Rice. Juniper split up in 1998 due to creative differences between Rice and the other members. Once Rice left, the remaining members renamed themselves Bell X1.

The band released their debut record under the Bell X1 moniker, Neither Am I, in October of 2000. The record was only released in Ireland, however, it did sell enough copies to be certified gold.

Album number 2, Music In Mouth, was released in 2003 and garnered much more success than it’s predecessor. It went double-platinum in Ireland and even received some global success-two songs from the record were featured on an episode of the hit show, “The O.C.”.

Following the success of Music In Mouth, Bell X1 released 2005′s Flock, which marked the band’s first #1 album in Ireland, and 2009′s Blue Lights On The Runway. Their latest studio album, Bloodless Coup, was released in April of 2011 and featured the single “Velcro”.

2012 has been a busy year for Bell X1: in addition to releasing Field Recordings, they have been on a worldwide acoustic tour that will continue through the beginning of 2013. That tour will stop in Boston this Thursday, September 27th at the David Friend Recital Hall at Berklee. That same day, this Thursday, September 27th, they will also be stopping by WERS for an in-studio performance at 4:15pm! You definitely do not want to miss that, so make sure to listen in!

By Mariel Wade

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