Possible one of the most underrated Irish rock bands, Bellx1 will are currently playing the U.S. leg of their tour.
The Irish band, made up of Paul Noonan, David Geraghty and Dominic Philips just released their fifth studio album “Bloodless Coup” ahead of their tour.
The band found success with U.S. audiences when their song “Eve, the Apple of My Eye” was featured in an episode of “The OC” during a memorable scene in which Mischa Barton and Olivia Wilde share a romantic kiss on the beach.
In the past the indigenous Irish band have also appeared on chat shows including “The Late Show” with David Letterman, “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”.
Recently the band played a gig on the roof of the European Facebook headquarters in Dublin, enjoying the band’s set was none other than Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO who had just arrived in the capital.
Speaking about the 27-year old CEO, one member of the band said he “seemed like a lovely lad”.
“He was polite and interested in our album and tour, understandably spacing off as the attention swirled around him….I was tempted to ask him how much he had in his pocket, or, to see if he was paying attention, if he’d ever seen his Mammy in the bath,” he said on their website blog.
When I speak to Dave Geraghty on a Friday afternoon, he is busy preparing for upcoming tour and informs me the band are still “finding their feet with the new material”.
At this stage their latest album “Bloodless Coup” has been out a few weeks and Geraghty tells IrishCentral that so far it’s been getting positive reviews in Ireland.
“People in the front row, know the lyrics better than we do,” he laughs.
Speaking about their U.S. tour Geraghty says that the crowd is different to home.
“It's always thrilling to be making new fans,” he told IrishCentral.
On their upcoming New York concert he says there is very special about their East Village venue.
“There is always a good vibe in the Bowery room,” he says, adding “they is always something interesting happening in little nooks and crannies in New York.”
Geraghty tells me the tour is about “trying to meet and woe new fans”, which shouldn’t be a problem for the trio.
Check out their U.S. tour dates below.
June 1 Toronto - The Mod Club Theatre with Jarrod Gorbel
June 2 Philadelphia - First Unitarian Church with Jarrod Gorbel
June 3 Pittsburgh - Club Cafe with Jarrod Gorbel
June 4 Washington, DC - Rock And Roll Hotel with Jarrod Gorbel
June 5 Morgan Town, WV - Mountain Stage
June 6 New York - Bowery Ballroom with James Vincent McMorrow
June 7 New York - Bowery Ballroom with James Vincent McMorrow
June 8 Boston - Paradise Rock Club with James Vincent McMorrow
June 10 Ann Arbor - The Ark with Jarrod Gorbel
June 11 Chicago - Lincoln Hall with Jarrod Gorbel
June 12 Minneapolis - Varsity Theater with Jarrod Gorbel
June 14 Denver - Larimer Lounge with Jarrod Gorbel
June 17 Seattle - Crocodile Cafe with Jarrod Gorbel
June 18 Portland - Doug Fir Lounge with Jarrod Gorbel
June 21 San Francisco - Great American with Jarrod Gorbel
June 22 Los Angeles - The Troubadour with Jarrod Gorbel
June 25 Bundoran - Sea Sessions Festival
July 1 Cork -Live At The Marquee with James Vincent McMorrow & Cashier No. 9
July 16 Galway - Galway Arts Festival with Duke Special and Liam Finn
Aug 6 Dublin - Marlay Park with Editors & Cashier No. 9