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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 5, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

    Ring my Bell X1

    Fiona McCann

    The boys are back with a new album to be released on February 20th, with that deliciously Talking Headsish “colour of it all” runway single song bringing a bit of the upbeat to some airwaves near you. Just so you can say you knew them when, here’s a bit of back catalogue featuring a death-faking fish and some spikey hair.

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    • Ted says:

      Bell End 1 – still as dull as ever

    • aphrodite says:

      I’m so glad you posted about this song because I just can’t get over the spooky Talking Headsness of it. While stuck in sneachta traffic for the last few days I’ve had plenty of time to ponder this issue as it’s being played around the clock on the rayjo. The voice, the tune, the whole shebang. Now while I really like a band displaying their influences and all that- is this too much like copycatting?
      Having said all that, I do really like it!

    • Fiona says:

      Ted: Bell End 1 – I see what you did there. I think.

      Aphrodite: Yes. Very Talking Heads. Which is fine, because I really like Talking Heads. But yep, the influences are pretty hard to miss on this one.

    • Clare says:

      Bell X1 are growers for me. Not something I’d listen too, unless I wanted to feel all artsy! I do like their lyrics though – I’d read them, rather than sing along to em.

      Lovely to meet you last night too. Apologies I had to dash off for a train. Twas a great evening, very inspirational. :)

    • Fiona says:

      Clare: Lovely to see you here, and to meet you last night too. Glad you had fun!

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