Tag: Villagers

Album | Villagers – The Art of Pretending To Swim

Conor O’Brien seems to be living in two worlds. The first is the folky world of his first release in 2010 Becoming A Jackal, the second a more danceable iteration from this years release, The Art of Pretending To Swim.…

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’.…

News | Villagers announce new album, single and tour

Five years after the initial success of debut Becoming a Jackal (2010), Villagers announce a new album to be released this April. Darling Arithmetic, the follow on from 2012’s {Awayland}, will be released by Domino Records on April 13th, 2015. With the band’s first two albums…

#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

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…