Thursday, April 9, 2009
The Wall Brothers (also known as The Walls or The Stunning) opened for Bell x1 last night, and used a good bit of digital trickery to replace their lost drummer as well as to keep the crowd captivated. I expected drummer Rory (who is now Bell x1's percussionist) to make an appearance for at least one tune, but this sadly wasn't the case. The duo did do a good job replacing him with a video on the screen behind them as well as a fancy drum machine (read: laptop). This wouldn't have been all that much in itself apart from the fact that the songs were kept in time perfectly, with the video Rory singing along in all the right places. It was very impressive. The songs themselves were pretty good, and we got to see some new ones from the upcoming new album (whenever it is eventually released), as well as everyone's favourite discoverireland.ie track 'Bright Shining Sun'. Of the four nights Bell x1 played Vicar Street, this one definitely had the best support.