Bell X1 / Duke Special
Bell X1 is an Irish rock band from Dublin and County Kildare in Ireland known for their wide range of styles, powerful live performances, intelligent and witty lyrics, and dedication to touring. NPR says they deliver "a brilliant co-mingling of electronic music and anthemic pop rock." Here's a an audio player featuring 9 songs from their new acoustic double album Field Recordings: http://snd.sc/KlpC33
Duke Special is an artist aptly named. Dynamic, musically ambitious and bracingly eccentric, he's right on cue to charm with his inimitable style and lush musicality. Hailing from Belfast with a sound that is self-confessed "hobo-chic," Duke Special—AKA the endlessly inventive Peter Wilson—is once heard, never forgotten.
Blissfully at home in his own alluring genre of beautifully bruised romanticism, Duke Special is a world unlike any other—a world filled with vaudeville-esque sensibility, sing-a-longs, and addictive melodies.