On 19th May 2016 Conor O’Brien was awarded the Ivor Novello Album Award for DARLING ARITHMETIC.
The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing in works released in the UK and Ireland. The Album Award acknowledges the album as a body of work and the category also credits consistently exceptional songwriting across an entire album. Conor previously won an Ivor Novello for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for Becoming a Jackal back in 2011.
Throughout January and Feburary Villagers will be on tour in Europe - to see the dates click the poster, left, or please go wearevillagers.com/live for ticket info.
where have you been all my life?
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Hi all, I'm absolutely thrilled to announce the release of a new Villagers album entitled Where Have You Been All My Life?, out January 8th 2016.
Recorded in one day at RAK Studios, London, it distils five years of songwriting into one flowing narrative, reimagining older material as well as present tunes from the most recent studio album 'Darling Arithmetic'. 18 songs were captured in a day and 12 have been chosen for the final cut. All are first or second takes, without overdubs or studio trickery. For more information, follow the links below.
It will be available on LP, CD, Digital and Delux Limited Edition Green Vinyl LP - all available to pre-order now.
Domino Mart, CD & LP Pre-order: click here
iTunes, Digital Pre-order: click here
To celebrate we’ll be going on tour in the New Year. Tickets for all shows are now available.
Buzzed to be opening for Paul Weller on his US West Coast run - and super-excited to announce that we'll be making our way over to the East Coast to join John Grant in October! Full dates below:
29 Sept VANCOUVER Commodore Ballroom +
30 Sept SEATTLE The Neptune +
01 Oct PORTLAND Wonder Ballroom +
SAN FRANCISCO Swedish American Hall (o)
04 Oct SAN FRANCISCO The Fillmore +
06 Oct SAN DIEGO North Park Theater +
07 Oct LOS ANGELES Fonda Theater
08 Oct LOS ANGELES Fonda Theater +
09 Oct POMONA Fox Theater
13 Oct WASHINGTON DC The Hamilton *
14 Oct PHILADELPHIA World Café Live *
16 Oct CAMBRIDGE The Sinclair *
17 Oct NEW YORK (Le) Poisson Rouge *
19 Oct TORONTO Mod Club *
+ with Paul Weller
* with John Grant
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