Discography

Albums

"Neither Am I"

Released: October 13 2000
Format: CD / Cassette
Cat. No: 159 540 2 / 159 540 4
Copyright: Universal Music Ireland

Tracks:
01. Pinball Machine (3:57)
02. The Money (4:09)
03. Man On Mir (4:04)
04. Volcano (4:37)
05. Slowset (3:58)
06. Godsong (4:41)
07. Blue Rinse Baby (2:51)
08. Offshore (4:09)
09. Beautiful Madness (4:37)
10. Face (2:54)
11. Little Sister (3:33)
12. Deep (3:45)

Damien Rice: Acoustic guitar on 'Little Sister'.
Nicola McCutcheon: Backing vocals on 'Volcano' and 'Beautiful Madness'.

Two writers enjoy a pint in Mulligans of Poolbeg St.
One says, " I'm writin' a novel at the moment"
The other sups his pint and says, "Yea, neither am I"

 

"Neither Am I"

Released: October 2000
Format: CD, Sampler
Copyright: Universal Music Ireland

Tracks:
01. Slowset
02. Pinball Machine
03. Man On Mir
04. Blue Rinse Baby
05. Volcano

 

"Music In Mouth"

Released: July 18 2003
Format: CD
Cat. No: CID 8134 / 986 532-1
Copyright: Universal Island Records Ltd.

Tracks:
01. Snakes And Snakes (4:00)
02. Alphabet Soup (4:56)
03. Daybreak (5:12)
04. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye (5:37)
05. Next To You (3:59)
06. West Of Her Spine (3:23)
07. Bound For Boston Hill (4:52)
08. Tongue (5:23)
09. White Water Song (2:42)
10. In Every Sunflower (5:53)
11. I'll See Your Heart And I'll Raise You Mine (5:09)

Released in the UK on July 21.
Backing vocals: Margaret White from Sparklehorse.

The title for the album comes from the poem, "The Planter's Daughter" by Austin Clarke:
"When night stirred at sea/And the fire brought a crowd in,
 They say that her beauty/Was music in mouth."

 

"Music In Mouth"

Released: July 18 2003
Format: CD, Promo Sweet Tin
Cat. No: CIDZ8134
Copyright: Universal Island Records Ltd.

Tracks:
01. Snakes And Snakes (4:00)
02. Alphabet Soup (4:56)
03. Daybreak (5:12)
04. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye (5:37)
05. Next To You (3:59)
06. West Of Her Spine (3:23)
07. Bound For Boston Hill (4:52)
08. Tongue (5:23)
09. White Water Song (2:42)
10. In Every Sunflower (5:53)
11. I'll See Your Heart And I'll Raise You Mine (5:09)

2003 UK promo 11-track CD, in custom stickered circular tin with track listing insert.

 

"A Taste Of Music In Mouth"

Released: 2003
Format: CD, UK Promo
Cat. No: BELL CD2
Copyright: Island Records

Tracks:
01. White Water Song (2:36)
02. U In The Stars (6:03)

 

"Music In Mouth"

Released: July 18 2003
Format: CD, Sampler
Cat. No: BELLX1CD
Copyright: Island Records

Tracks:
a. White Water Song (2:33)
b. Tongue (5:04)
c. Next To You (3:56)
d. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye (5:33)
e. Snakes And Snakes (3:59)

5 track promotional copy.

 

"Music In Mouth"

Released: July 18 2003
Format: CD, Promo
Cat. No: BELLX2CD
Copyright: Universal Island Records

Tracks:
01. Snakes And Snakes (4:00)
02. Alphabet Soup (4:56)
03. Daybreak (5:12)
04. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye (5:37)
05. Next To You (3:59)
06. West Of Her Spine (3:23)
07. Bound For Boston Hill (4:52)
08. Tongue (5:23)
09. White Water Song (2:42)
10. In Every Sunflower (5:53)
11. I'll See Your Heart And I'll Raise You Mine (5:09)

11 track promotional copy.

 

"Music In Mouth"

Released: July 18 2003
Format: CD
Cat. No: CIDX8134
Copyright: Island Records

Tracks:
01. Snakes And Snakes
02. Alphabet Soup
03. Daybreak
04. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye
05. Next To You
06. West Of Her Spine
07. Bound For Boston Hill
08. Tongue (2003 Re-Recording)
09. White Water Song
10. In Every Sunflower
11. I'll See Your Heart And I'll Raise You Mine
12. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye (Single Version)

Re-released version in the UK, with extra track.

 

"Flock"

Released: October 14 2005
Format: CD
Cat. No: CID 8161/987434-8
Copyright: Universal Island Records Ltd.

Tracks:
01. Reacharound (3:10)
02. Flame (3:53)
03. Rocky Took A Lover (4:10)
04. He Said She Said (4:25)
05. Bad Skin Day (5:56)
06. Natalie (3:54)
07. Bigger Than Me (3:52)
08. Just Like Mr Benn (4:27)
09. My First Born For A Song (5:25)
10. Trampoline (4:48)
11. Lamposts (7:40)

The new album, Flock, is out in Ireland on Friday October 14th.
It will be released in the UK and worldwide on March 20 2006.

"'Flock' is the second album from epic indie troubadours Bell X-1. Drawing comparisons with Travis and Coldplay with their first release, 'Music In Mouth', this album expands upon the band's unique brand of stripped-down balladry and marks a real progression in their sound. Includes the single 'Flame'."

 

"Flock"

Released: March 20 2006
Format: CD, Promo
Cat. No: FLOCKCD1 / LC0047
Copyright: Island Records

Tracks:
01. Reacharound (3:10)
02. Flame (3:53)
03. Rocky Took A Lover (4:10)
04. He Said She Said (4:25)
05. Bad Skin Day (5:56)
06. Natalie (3:54)
07. Bigger Than Me (3:52)
08. Just Like Mr Benn (4:27)
09. My First Born For A Song (5:25)
10. Trampoline (4:48)
11. Lamposts (7:40)

"On Flock, BellX1 have created a record that compels you to listen and invites you to discover.

The opening track Reacharound is emphatic; there’s no bullshit because that’s what the song is railing against, ‘cute hoors’ and ‘envelopes so brown’. Backboned by a whining guitar riff and a pounding drum beat it is direct and obvious and fuel for a fire that burns on He Said, She Said also. (A tirade against “Heat magazine and all that it stands for”, according to Paul.)

Rocky Took a Lover is about a homeless guy who used to sleep across from where Paul lived in Smithfield in Dublin. Rocky picked up a woman one night and the song dreams up the subsequent conversation. The result is a humorous ballad of cynicism and drunken notions on romance-it could as easily be Temple Bar as Tralee.

He Said, She Said is reminiscent of Radiohead’s last album only the restrictors which marred some of the songs on Hail to the Thief have been cast aside by BellX1. The song takes off and excites as it explodes into a frenzy of emotional discord.

Bad Skin Day suffers from the Radiohead factor though; it’s almost a breach of copyright, suffocated by the sins of similarity. Flock gets into full stride with Natalie and Bigger Than Me, enticing more determined foot tapping and even if Just Like Mr. Benn is out of place and slightly irritating, My First Born for a Song is wonderfully delirious. Trampoline gently tugs at the heartstrings but Lamposts is the defining track of this record. Full of longing and insecurity yet there is no escaping the humour; how a new couple negotiate lampposts when they start to hold hands for the first time.

I've been walking you Into those lamposts again I'd rather do that than Let you of your hand.

An album that opens in cynical fashion and closes to the tune of an enduring romantic, Flock is both intriguing and endearing."

 

"Flock"

Released: February 19 2008
Format: CD (USA), Enhanced
Cat. No: YEP-2174
Copyright: Yep Roc Records

Tracks:
01. Rocky Took A Lover
02. Flame
03. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye
04. My First Born For A Song
05. Bigger Than Me
06. Bad Skin Day
07. Natalie
08. Reacharound
09. Just Like Mr. Benn
10. He Said, She Said
11. Trampoline
12. Lamposts

Different track listing, with extra track.

The US release of Flock is a limited-edition enhanced CD, which launches an audio/visual program when loaded into a computer that includes three live videos, the 'Rocky Took A Lover' animated music video, a photo slideshow, a page on The Cake Sale and two special tracks including a Chicken Lips remix of 'Flame'.  

 

"Flock"

Released: April 4 2008
Format: CD
Cat. No: BellyUp002
Copyright: Belly Up Records

Tracks:
01. Rocky Took A Lover (4:10)
02. Flame (3:53)
03. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye (4:02)
04. My First Born For A Song (5:25)
05. Bigger Than Me (3:52)
06. Bad Skin Day (5:56)
07. Natalie (3:54)
08. Reacharound (3:11)
09. Just Like Mr Benn (4:27)
10. He Said She Said (4:25)
11. Trampoline (4:46)
12. Lamposts (7:40)

"Bell X1 is firmly established as one of the biggest bands in their native Ireland. Originally known as Juniper, the band became a quartet with the departure of lead vocalist Damien Rice and after a short break reformed themselves as Bell X1. Flock, the band's 3rd album, shot straight to No.1 in its first week of release and has remained in the charts ever since. Flock is a gorgeous album full of lyrical gems and songs that are, by turns, vigorous and aggressive, majestic and elegant, from four men at the top of their game. The album contains the hits, "Rocky Took A Lover" and "Flame"."

 

"Flock"

Released: October 14 2005
Format: CD, Sampler
Cat. No: FLOCKCD2
Copyright: Universal Island Records Ltd.

Tracks:
01. Flame (3:53)
02. Rocky Took A Lover (4:10)
03. Bad Skin Day (5:56)
04. Bigger Than Me (3:50)
05. Reacharound (3:10)

 

"Tour De Flock / Live At The Point"

Released: June 15 2007
Format: CD & DVD, Live
Cat. No: BellyUp001
Copyright: BellyUp

CD Tracks:
01. Firstborn
02. Whitewater
03. Eve
04. Trampoline
05. Rocky
06. Bad Skin Day
07. He Said She said
08. Tongue
09. Flame
10. I'll See Your Heart And I'll Raise You Mine
11. Snakes And Snakes
12. Bluerinse
13. Lamposts

DVD Tracks:
01. My First Born For A Song
02. Bigger Than Me
03. White Water Song
04. Next To You
05. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye
06. Trampoline
07. Rocky Took A Lover
08. Alphabet Soup
09. Bad Skin Day
10. He Said She Said
11. Tongue
12. Flame
13. I'll See Your Heart And I'll Raise You Mine
14. Snakes And Snakes
15. Blue Rinse Baby
16. Lamposts

Bell X1 release a live CD/DVD on the 15th June "Tour De Flock: Live at The Point". Recorded and filmed at their Point Theatre date last December the package offers a fantastic encapsulation of the band’s career to date as well as including documentary footage, a film, and a bonus live version of the band performing the Noonan-penned radio hit, “Some Surprise”, from The Cake Sale album.

Meanwhile the U.S.’s newest most-talked about TV show, NBC’s The Black Donnellys features “Eve, The Apple Of My Eye” as part of its soundtrack.

 

"Blue Lights On The Runway"

Released: February 20 2009
Format: CD / LP
Cat. No: BellyUp003 / BellyUpLp003
Copyright: Belly Up Records

Tracks:
01. The Ribs Of A Broken Umbrella
02. How Your Heart Is Wired
03. The Great Defector
04. Blow Ins
05. Amelia
06. A Better Band
07. Breastfed
08. Light Catches Your Face
09. One Stringed Harp
10. The Curtains Are Twitchin'

11. Is That All There Is
12. The Snowman

Released in Ireland (Feb 20th), UK (March 2nd), North America (March 3rd), Continental Europe (March 16th).

"Fourth studio album, following 2005's 'Flock', from this Irish trio. Named for the first plane to break the sound barrier and featuring ex-members of Juniper - which famously also included Damien Rice - Bell X1 are massively successful in Ireland and have been critically lauded the world over for their scratchy, quirky, literate pop-rock which is reminiscent of 70's and 80's acts such as Fleetwood Mac and Talking Heads. The album includes the single 'The Great Defector'."

 

"Blue Lights On The Runway"

Released: March 2 2009
Format: CD, Super Deluxe pack
Copyright: Belly Up Records

Tracks:
01. The Ribs Of A Broken Umbrella
02. How Your Heart Is Wired
03. The Great Defector
04. Blow Ins
05. Amelia
06. A Better Band
07. Breastfed
08. Light Catches Your Face
09. One Stringed Harp
10. The Curtains Are Twitchin'
11. Is That All There Is? *
12. The Snowman *

* Bonus tracks

This special album pack includes:

CD Album
Limited Edition LP Album
Download of the same album
Limited Edition Bell X1 T-Shirt
Limited Edition Poster
Reusable canvas tote bag
2 Bonus tracks
3 Subscription tracks to be sent in the lead up to the albums release
(The first track 'A Better Band' will be available straight after purchase')

 

"Blue Lights On The Runway"

Released: 2009
Format: CD, Advance
Cat. No.: BELLYUP003ADV

Copyright: Belly Up Records

Tracks:
01. The Ribs Of A Broken Umbrella
02. How Your Heart Is Wired
03. The Great Defector
04. Blow Ins
05. Amelia
06. A Better Band
07. Breastfed
08. Light Catches Your Face
09. One Stringed Harp
10. The Curtains Are Twitchin'

 

"Blue Lights On The Runway Instrumentals"

Released: 2009
Format: CD, Promo
Copyright: Bug Records

Tracks:
01. Amelia (6.56)
02. Better Band (6.45)
03. Breastfed (4.03)
04. curtains (5.07)
05. The Great Defector (Album Mix) (4.41)
06. The Great Defector (Single Mix) (3.59)
07. One Stringed Harp (5.16)
08. How Your Heart Is Wired (6.14)
09. Is That All There Is (4.47)
10. Light Catches Your Face (5.43)
11. Ribs Of A Broken Umbrella (Single Mix) (3.46)
12. Ribs of a Broken Umbrella (Album Mix) (5.33)

 

"Bloodless Coup"

Released: April 1 2011
Format: CD
Cat. No: BellyUp004 / CD-YEP-2241
Copyright: Belly Up Records / Yep Roc Records

Tracks:
01. Hey Anna Lena (5:37)
02. Velcro (4:49)
03. Nightwatchmen (4:21)
04. Sugar High (5:57)
05. Built To Last (5:34)
06. 4 Minute Mile (5:17)
07. Safer Than Love (4:16)
08. The Trailing Skirts Of God (4:55)
09. Haloumi (4:14)
10. 74 Swans (3:30)
11. Amsterdam Says (bonus track on some releases) (6:32)

The fifth studio album by Bell X1. It was released on 1 April 2011 in Ireland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, on 4 April in the United Kingdom, and on 5 April in North America. 'Velcro' was the first single released on March 1 2011.

 

"Bloodless Coup"

Released: April 2011
Format: CD, Promo
Cat. No: BellyUp004ADV
Copyright: Belly Up Records

Tracks:
01. Hey Anna Lena (5:37)
02. Velcro (4:49)
03. Nightwatchmen (4:21)
04. Sugar High (5:57)
05. Built To Last (5:34)
06. 4 Minute Mile (5:17)
07. Safer Than Love (4:16)
08. The Trailing Skirts Of God (4:55)
09. Haloumi (4:14)
10. 74 Swans (3:30)

 

"Field Recordings"

Released: July 20 2012
Format: 2 x CD
Cat. No: BellyUp 005
Copyright: Belly Up Records

CD1 Tracks:
01. In Every Sunflower (Town Hall Theatre, Galway)
02. Snakes & Snakes (Acoustic Room at the INCE, Killarney)
03. Bad Skin Day (Leeuwenbergh Kerk, Utrecht)
04. The Great Defector (Vicar St, Dublin)
05. Flame (Divan du Monde, Paris)
06. Pinball Machine (Schuba's, Galway)
07. Light Catches Your Face (The Ark, Ann Arbor)
08. Velcro (Vicar St, Dublin)
09. West Of Her Spine (The Empire, Belfast)
10. Built To Last (Swedish American Hall, San Francisco)

CD2 Tracks:
01. Alphabet Soup (The Pavillion, Cork)
02. Next To You (Zanzibar, Louisville)
03. How Your Heart Is Wired (Gruner Salon, Berlin)
04. Just Like Mr Benn (Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles)
05. Sugar High (The Brattle Theatre, Boston)
06. Rocky Took A Lover (Le Poisson Rouge, New York)
07. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye (The Drake Hotel, Toronto)
08. The Ribs Of A Broken Umbrella (Bush Hall, London)
09. Amsterdam Says (Amstel Kerk, Amsterdam)
10. Slowset (Vicar St, Dublin)
11. I'll See Your Heart And I'll Raise You Mine / Going Back (De Barra's, Clonakilty)

Live acoustic performances by David Geraghty, Paul Noonan and Dominic Phillips.

"Field Recordings will be available as a double CD or a limited edition (400 only, numbered) 40 page hardback photobook with CDs. Both packages will only be had from the Bell X1 online Shoppe. It will also be available from iTunes and most digital retailers on July 20th with PreOrders to begin Monday, May 14th."

 

"Chop Chop"

Released: June 28 2013
Format: CD
Cat. No: BellyUp 006
Copyright: Belly Up Records

Tracks:
01. Starlings Over Brighton Pier (4:50)
02. A Thousand Little Downers (4:50)
03. Careful What You Wish For (4:32)
04. Diorama (4:46)
05. I Will Follow You (3:38)
06. Drive-By Summer (3:18)
07. Motorcades (4:11)
08. Feint Praise (3:09)
09. The End Is Nigh (4:03)

Produced by Peter Katis & Thomas Bartlett
Artwork: Alexis Deacon

Available June 28th in Ireland. July 1 in UK & Europe. July 2 in North America.
Special Preorder fun coming soon!

 

"Arms"

Released: 2016
Format: CD
Cat. No:
Copyright: Belly Up Records

Tracks:

Featuring 'Upswing'.