News | Bushstock Festival Full Lineup Announced


The complete and final line up for this year’s Bushstock Festival has been announced. Featured are a handful of already well-established artists, such as Michael Kiwanuka, Lucy Rose, Honeyblood and All We Are, alongside a number of up-and-coming names names. The most recent line up…

Album | Villagers – Darling Arithmetic


After his debut Becoming A Jackal and the harder sounds of Awayland, Conor O’Brien’s latest offering is carefully intimate and stripped-down, recorded in his home studio. Opening song ‘Courage’ is characteristically stoical/masochistic: the knowledge that life is not always easy is framed as ‘sweet relief’.…

#393 Villagers – Occupy Your Mind


Following on from the success of last year’s Mercury Prize-nominated {awayland} Villagers today release a brand new track ‘Occupy Your Mind’, a fast-paced, mildly menacing number written by Conor O’Brien and produced by James Ford (Haim, Arctic Monkeys).

Live | Villagers @ Heaven

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We first saw Villagers at Bestival in 2010, and they were visceral then, all howling and catharsis, but they’ve got a bigger range in their sound now, and the personal feels more political. There are strong electronic beats, LOUD guitars…

Album | Villagers – {Awayland}

If 2012 was a ‘meh’ year of some good British records and nice debuts by a handful of promising artists, 2013 will be forced to do better, not only because there’s no massive international event to distract us (yes Olympics,…