It’s difficult to say anything mean about Villagers. Irish man Conor O’Brien, in his Fairisle knitwear, is like the even shyer brother of Graham Coxon and Conor Oberst. Awwww. They’re…

Villagers have done a P!nk. The follow-up to their 2010 debut ‘Becoming A Jackal’ is called ‘{Awayland}’. Yes, with parentheses. I’m just waiting for a group to come out called…

The trick, it seems, to bagging yourself a Mercury nomination is to mix up as many things as possible that shouldn’t go together, but somehow do. This year, check Alt-J…