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Bell X1 - Bloodless Coup

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If you haven't heard of Bell X1 before don't start kicking yourself, it's ok. I hadn't heard of them until the single "Velcro" was released March 15th. I have to say, this is one of the more impressive bands I've heard this year. They hail from Ireland and they have a sound that unfortunately hasn't been noticed much in the Americas yet. Bell X1 fills it's epic choruses with sweeping statements, and singer Paul Noonan has a way to make the most mundane things feel fresh. When it works, it's no less than excellent. Bloodless Coup starts out slow with "Hey Anna Lee" but then jumps right in, throwing the aforementioned "Velcro" into your eardrums with a pleasing bang, supported by excellent synths, digitized drums and a whole lot of great vocals. Following after is an epic track called "Nightwatchmen", which one can't help but love. The style differs just enough throughout to please the lovers of change and the lovers of consistency alike, and the last four tracks are pure gold after gold. Bloodless Coup is one of the freshest Indie albums of the year so far, and you'd be a fool to pass up giving it a listen or two.  I give it a 5 out of 5. Definitely buy it, and if you just want to pick some apples from the apple tree here are a few tracks that are a bit greener than the rest.



      02 Velcro
Download: Bell X1 - Velcro

      05 Built to Last
Download: Bell X1 - Built to Last

      09 Haloumi
Download: Bell X1 - Haloumi





Buy & Download: Bell X1 - BLoodless Coup

Indie · Rock · U.K.


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  • yo this is a sick mix, thanks!

    Avatar Carl Melis April 24, 2011 3:52 AM Reply
  • BellX1's the best

    Avatar caro9977 April 24, 2011 3:58 AM Reply
  • holy shit this is bomb. will you DJ an event at 4G's in may?

    Avatar john halverson April 24, 2011 4:13 AM Reply
    • hahahaha yeah, give me the contact info for papa G and I'll set it up...

      Avatar Ronnie April 24, 2011 4:38 AM Reply
      • you sarcastic mofo :)

        Avatar Ronnie April 24, 2011 12:37 PM Reply
  • This is not what I usually expect from earmilk... But I like it!

    Avatar Anonymous April 24, 2011 4:44 AM Reply
  • I truly dig your awesome review of BellX1. I've been waiting for Earmilk.com to get some new blood in to review good music by a real musician. Can't wait to read your next review...keep 'em coming!

    Avatar Memaw April 24, 2011 11:42 AM Reply
  • velcro is dope. thanks for the find!

    Avatar Visile April 24, 2011 3:07 PM Reply
  • I'm on it - great discovery...

    Avatar Sitlington April 24, 2011 3:17 PM Reply
  • they get serious radio play in ireland we love them :)

    Avatar Anonymous April 24, 2011 6:52 PM Reply
  • love love love love love love love.

    Avatar Jackie April 24, 2011 7:13 PM Reply
  • Nice find. Nice sound. Excellent vocals. Excellent review. I'm sold.

    Avatar johnie April 24, 2011 9:30 PM Reply
  • real flame.

    Avatar Anonymous April 25, 2011 3:39 PM Reply

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