Robert Morrissey went to check out Bell X1 in Kilkenny last night ahead of their Iveagh Garden’s gig this Saturday.

On their second last stop of the Chop Chop Pop-Up Shop tour, Paul, Dave and Dominic entertained quite a large crowd in the back garden of Bridie's Bar in Kilkenny.  

The trio played a wonderful acoustic set to those who bought their latest release Chop Chop.  The set contained some songs from the new record such as ‘Feint Praise’, ‘Drive By Summer’ and ‘The End Is Nigh’.  

There was also a rendition of fan favourite ‘Flame’ and a banjo-led cover of the Curtis Mayfield classic ‘Move On Up’.

The sun-soaked garden was filled with people enjoying the fantastic mini set that the  band played.  

For many, the highlight was meeting the band afterwards in the garden to chat and get their copies of the album signed.  

“We really enjoyed it today,” said vocalist Paul Noonan. “Hopefully the weather will hold up for the Iveagh Gardens show on Saturday too.”

Bell X1's new album Chop Chop is available in Tower Records, on iTunes and on Spotify.

The band play the Iveagh Gardens Dublin tomorrow night (July 13). Support from Fionn Regan and We Cut Corners. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Robert blogs on RobMoro.com.