are an Irish rock
band from County Kildare
. They have released four critically acclaimed albums in Ireland. They have represented Ireland
in the Eurosonic Festival
, received several major award nominations and headlined several festivals in their own country. The band is named after the Bell X-1
, the first supersonic aircraft in history.
Bell X1 began their existence as Juniper
, a 1990s act who had success in Ireland and counted, as their frontman, Damien Rice
prior to his international success as a solo artist. Rice departed the band over creative differences in 1998. The remaining members formed Bell X1 in 1999, releasing their debut album Neither Am I
in 2000. A second and third studio album, Music in Mouth
(2003) and Flock
(2005) followed respectively before Tour De Flock
, a live CD and DVD set recorded in the Point Theatre
, was released in 2007.
In recent years Bell X1 have gained success in the United States
after the song "Eve, the Apple of My Eye
", taken from the Music in Mouth
album, featured during an infamous lesbian
kiss scene on an episode of The O.C.
. Shortly afterwards they began frequent tours of the United States, culminating in live performances on the Late Show with David Letterman
(twice), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
and Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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