Bell X1 - The Great Defector

Bell X1 is a great Irish band that creates wonderful music with witty and whimsical lyrics. The began as the band Juniper, which was a success ground in Ireland in the 1990s. The group included Damien Rice before he became a solo artist.

Bell X1 (named after the Bell X-1 - the first plane to break the sound barrier) has a definite Talking Heads sound which can be easily pick up on any of their four studio albums. After their third studio release, Flock, keyboardist Brian Crosby left the band to persue writing music for TV and film. The three remaining members, drummer Paul Noonan, bassist Dominic Philips and guitarist Dave Geraghty.

The Great Defector is off their 2009 release Blue Lights On The Runway.


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