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 both so widely acclaimed – and Mercury Award nominated – we can only wait and hope, with great anticipation, that Conor O’Brien’s latest medley of melodies will be just as wonderful as its predecessors.

A track from the new album, entitled ‘Courage’, has been released as Darling Arithmetic’s first single, and is also it’s opening track. O’Brien’s trademark quavering, falsetto voice and tender acoustic set it to be a great album opener, we cant wait to hear the rest.



Darling Arithmetic will be available to buy on both CD and LP, and can be pre-ordered from Domino Records here, or digitally from iTunes.

Along with the new album and single, Villagers have also announced an intimate, three gig tour this February, as well as an appearance at 6 Music Festival at the end of the month.

Fri 20 Feb – UK: Hebden Bridge: Trades Club
Sat 21 Feb – UK: Gateshead: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, The Sage
Sat 11 Apr – Holland: Rotterdam Motel Mozaique: Schouwburg
Tue 14 Apr – UK: Bristol: St Georges
Wed 15 Apr – UK: Falmouth: Pavilions
Thu 16 Apr – UK: Exeter: Phoenix
Fri 17 Apr – UK: Brighton: The Old Market
Sun 19 Apr – UK: Liverpool: Epstein Theatre
Mon 20 Apr – UK: Manchester: Concert Hall
Tue 21 Apr – UK: Leeds: City Varieties
Thu 23 Apr – UK: Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms
Fri 24 Apr – UK: Cardiff: The Gate
Sun 26 Apr – UK: Nottingham: Glee Club
Mon 27 Apr – UK: Edinburgh: Pleasance Theatre
Tue 28 Apr – UK: Glasgow: Oran Mor
Fri 01 May – UK: London: Barbican
Mon 04 May – France: Paris: Café de la Danse
Tue 05 May – France: Tourcoing: Le Grand Mix
Thu 07 May – Holland: Utrecht: Tivoli Vredenburg
Fri 08 May – Holland: Amsterdam: De Duif
Sat 09 May – Luxembourg: Luxembourg: Rockhal
Sun 10 May – Germany: Heidleburg: Karlstorbahnhof
Tue 12 May – Germany: Hamburg: Kulturkirche
Wed 13 May – Germany: Cologne: Gebaeude
Thu 14 May – Germany: Berlin: Babylon
Sat 16 May – Holland: Nijmegen: Doornroosje
Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre
Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House
Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top
Mon 25 May – Ireland: Belfast: Mandela Hall