Hits, misses and lesbian kisses
The Bell X1 story so far
1991 Juniper (below) form in Co Kildare, with Paul Noonan as drummer, Damien Rice as lead singer, Brian Crosby and Dominic Phillips on guitar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Geraghty.
Late 1990s Damien Rice leaves to forge a successful solo career, leaving Noonan, Crosby, Phillips and Geraghty to form Bell X1. 2000 Bell X1 release debut album, Neither Am I in Ireland only, where it achieves gold status. 2003 They release follow-up album Music
in Mouth, which achieves double-platinum sales in Ireland. Album track Eve, The
Apple of My Eye is used during an episode of US teen show The OC, in a scene where two of the show’s female characters share a kiss (right). 2005 They release third studio album Flock, to huge acclaim, selling five times platinum in Ireland, and enabling them in 2006 to sell out a show in the RDS Main Hall and to play the Main Stage at Oxegen.
2007 They are dropped by Island UK. Goodbye corporation, hello artistic