Bellies up at The Nerve Centre

Bell X1, who play Derry's Nerve Centre on Thursday December 15.
Bell X1, who play Derry's Nerve Centre on Thursday December 15.

Bell X1 return to Derry with special guests Jape this December 15.

The band hit the road to promote their latest single ‘Sugar High’ which will be released November 25.

‘Sugar High’ is the third single to be taken from the album ‘Bloodless Coup,’ which was released in April of this year.

After a summer of big marquee and festival shows including the Galway Arts Festival, Marley Park, Sea Sessions, Cork Marquee and a rooftop show for Facebook, Bell X1 are going back to basics for their winter dates. The Nerve Centre will provide the perfect venue for what is sure to be an intimate show.

Special guest for all the tour dates will be Jape, who’s new album ‘Ocean Of Frequency’ and live shows are currently enjoying some great reviews all round.

This month the band embark on their second US headline tour of 2011. There’s also a UK tour in December, so the band will be in fine form on their return for the Irish tour.

Talking about the background to “Sugar High”, Bell x1 lead singer, Paul Noonan said: “Ireland is, in ways, a microcosm or concentrated dose of the madness that has us all sloshing around The song began as a debauched HR Giger vision of the Fianna Fáil tent at the Galway Races, with all the boys out of their minds, riding each other...on a Sugar High.”

The band have received two Choice award nominations for Album of The Year, namely 2006s ‘Flock’ and 2010s ‘Blue Lights on the Runway.’

The band have also received a remarkable six Meteor Award nominations without actually ever winning one. Those nominations included three for best Irish band, two for best album (Blue Lights on the Runway and 2004s Music in Mouth) and one for best live performance. Their pedigree should not be in any doubt.

Bell X1 play Derry’s Nerve Centre on Thursday December 15, tickets £25.