It starts in a renovated garage in north Dublin. The three members of Bell X1, on the cusp of recording their seventh album, stand in a suburban garage which had been converted into a studio, stare at one other and wonder what they are going to do. It’s summer 2014 and the weather outside is lousy.

At this stage of the game, Bell X1 have ticked off every possible album on the list. They’d done the big major label Flash Harry recording session in London town, they’ve done the experimental stuff, they’ve done the DIY stuff.

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