Villagers - 'The Bell'

Villagers - 'The Bell'

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 a gorgeous band, especially if you’re into the folky,...

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Villagers - '{Awayland}'

Villagers - '{Awayland}'

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 . It’s surely only a matter of time. But annoying...

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Villagers – ‘The Waves’

Villagers – ‘The Waves’

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 and Django Django. Back in 2010 it was Villagers. ‘The Waves’ combines...

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Album review: Villagers - 'Becoming A Jackal' (Domino)

Album review: Villagers - 'Becoming A Jackal'...

Risen from the ashes of his last outfit The Immediate, whose brief, but highly lauded career spanned just one album, Irish native Conor O’Brien has re-emerged under a new guise and has set about reminding fans why they fell in love with him...

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