Bell X1 playlist

ARMS, the new album from Bell X1, available on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound this month, is a nine-song collection radiating with shabby grace and soft-focus elegance, but there’s also a bruised, bittersweet, romantic mood throughout.

According to band member Paul Noonan “A big factor was playing each other stuff we were excited about like old Grace Jones tracks, Sly and The Family Stone, the Kendrick Lamar record… and going down the YouTube rabbit hole for an afternoon in the studio.” So, in that spirit, here’s a playlist of some of the band’s current favourite musical distractions. 

Common – The People

Bombay Bicycle Club – Lights Out, Words Gone

Vampire Weekend – Step

Frank Ocean – Lost

Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough

Tame Impala – Let It Happen

Azelia Banks – 212

Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

The War on Drugs – Under the Pressure

10 Beck – Nicotine and Gravy

More about Bell X1 here

Society of Sound members download the new album from Bell X1 here

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