Bloodless Coup

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Bloodless Coup

Postby Rocky » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:24 pm

Bloodless Coup will be with us on April 1.

Bell X1 follow their acoustic sprint round the country with two fully plugged-in gigs in Vicar St., Dublin on April 6 and 7. Tickets priced €33.60 go on sale on Monday December 13 at 9am.

The dates follow on from the April Fool’s Day release of Bloodless Coup, the band’s fifth studio album, which was recorded in Westmeath’s Grouse Lodge studio with Rob Kirwan producing.

As previously reported on hotpress.com, the band also play Cork Live At The Marquee on July 1.
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Mully » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:24 pm

Good to see we have a bit of time to get comfortable with the new stuff beforehand. I felt I'd seen them too soon the last time, if you follow. Wierd gig allround actually.
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Colm » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:38 pm

New album cover is up on the website. :)

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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Gowayanshite » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:25 pm

Savage! I luuv boirds.. :P
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Mully » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:24 am

Like the photo alright, not sold on the bold text though ...
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Nathalie » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:39 pm

i'm the exact contrary. like the contrast of the soft picture with the bold text. but don't like those birds. i'm not really an animal person anyway. can't wait for the album though!
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Eoin » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:06 am

I dig it. Looks distinctive.
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Rocky » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:32 pm

I gotta say I really like it. Fantastic contrast and very distinctive is right. Excited for the album now so here's hoping.
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Colm » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:47 am

Album tracklist announced:

1. Hey Anna Lena
2. Velcro
3. Nightwatchmen
4. Sugar High
5. Built to Last
6. 4 Minute Mile
7. Safer Than Love
8. The Trailing Skirts of God
9. Haloumi
10. 74 Swans
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Niftium » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:13 pm

I wouldn't have guessed that HAL would be the first track.

How many of these have already had live premiers in one form or another?
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Colm » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:16 pm

I've heard live versions of Velcro, Nightwatchmen, Sugar High (on the wireless), Built To Last, Safer Than Love, The Trailing Skirts of God and 74 Swans.
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby The Late Defector » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:05 pm

Erm, am I the only one finding the new album design website over on bellx1.com hoorna hard to read? :oops:

Looking forward to the album immensely and Vicar St on the 6th April, tickets booked, 2 nights hotel booked and girlfriend's first time in Dublin so having to show her round too!!
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby VocalicPage » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:02 am

Definitely hard to read. I like the album art, but notsomuch what they've done with it on the website.

I'll be interested to hear all of your thoughts after the album is released. We don't get it until 12 April in the US! :(
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby Colm » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:15 am

Velcro was played on the Ian Dempsey show on Today FM yesterday.

To listen back, skip to about 49 mins on Part One of Thursday's show here:
http://media.todayfm.com/
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Re: Bloodless Coup

Postby sazmeise » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:33 pm

You can also watch them playing it live in Vicar st here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxjqo6TTyZs

Anyone else that was gonna pre-order the album but the delivery is a bit higher than expected cos its american pricing? Reckon I'll wait for a digi download - economically friendly and all that...

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