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Irish indie legends Bell X1 have returned with ‘The Upswing’, taken from the band’s forthcoming new album Arms

A patient indie ballad bustling with Bell X1’s characteristic textural and emotive take on the genre, ‘The Upswing’ is as effecting a song as you’d come to expect from the band.

With slight shades of R&B added to Bell X1’s sound the group’s latest release is a compelling intro into their upcoming Arms album.

Add to that Paul Noonan’s ability to give even the most off-kilter lyric an air of emotional weight (see the Star Wars reference: “These aren’t the droids your looking for”), ‘The Upswing’ is a very welcome return from Bell X1.

Bell X1 live dates:
April 22nd & 23rd – Vicar St (sold-out)
July 16th – Galway Arts Festival
Aug bank holiday – Indiependence, Cork

Click below to listen to Bell X1’s brand new single ‘The Upswing’. The song’s parent album is due out later this year. 


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