Villagers win Ivor Novello award for best song

Och that’s nice. The lovely Conor O’Brien from Villagers has won an Ivor Novello Award today for “Best Song Musically and Lyrically” for ‘Becoming A Jackal’, the title track of his debut album.

He was up against Foals and Everything Everything in the category, which has been won in the past by Lily Allen and Elbow.

Villagers are in the middle of a headine tour and have a new single taken from Becoming A Jackal ‘The Pact (I’ll Be Your Fever)’ out on 23rd May. Which you can watch right here:

Tour dates are as follows…
19 May COLCHESTER Arts Centre tickets
21 May LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire tickets
22 May OXFORD O2 Academy 2 tickets
23 May EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms tickets
24 May MANCHESTER Sound Control tickets

The band will also be playing a number of festivals including FFS favourites Cambridge Folk Festival, Open House, Green Man and Moseley Folk Festival.