Rated 5 out of
Ding Dong Bell X1
Bell X1 never disappoint. They may be wickedly under appreciated outside of their native Ireland; but on Saturday night, they had the packed Islington Assembly Rooms audience in the palm of their hand...
They mixed songs from their new album, with a liberal dash of faves from their extensive back catalogue - and threw in an impressive cover of Bowie's 'Let's Dance' for good measure. Paul Noonan added to the hypnotic rhythm backbone; whilst his wonderfully expressive voice floated around the seductive melodies...
All 800 people there on Saturday, (and there were lost of Irish accents); may have been committed Bell X1 aficionados - and the selfish side of me wants them to keep playing intimate venues; but surely their superior, beautifully crafted songs deserve a bigger audience?
Date published: 2016-11-14