MUSIC

David Lynch - Revisited at The Barbican

Conor will be performing songs at the "David Lynch - Revisited" event at The Barbican on Fri 20th June; the world premiere of a new live homage to the songs and music from David Lynch’s films.

From the romantic songs of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, to the violence of iconic scenes in Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart orLost Highway, sound is a vital component of David Lynch’s films – it’s in the wind, in the air, and in the people’s thoughts; his carefully chosen songs conveying his characters’ mental states.



Lynch’s songbook includes original versions by Roy Orbison, David Bowie, Chris Isaak, Samuel Barber, Marilyn Manson and Elvis Presley. In Dreams brings together a stellar cast of singers to reinterpret these classic songs.



Tickets here


OCCUPY YOUR MIND


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We the village people are excited to confirm that 'Occupy Your Mind' will be released on limited edition clear vinyl 7” for Record Store Day, 19th April 2014.

Check here to find participating stores and support your local independent shop!


ROYAL ALBERT HALL - CEILIURADH

Highlights from Ceiliúradh at the Royal Albert Hall are now available to stream on BBC iPlayer - and the full version of the show can be watched on the RTÉ player.


IRISH STATE VISIT - Royal Albert Hall

I'm excited to be part of this event:

"On the historic occasion of the first State Visit by the President of Ireland to the United Kingdom, President Michael D. Higgins will be guest of honour at this special evening of music, spoken word and dance at the Royal Albert Hall on Thurs 10 April featuring some of Ireland's finest musicians, singers, actors, authors and poets."


* this event is sold out

More info here


VILLAGERS WIN METEOR CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE


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Thank you Choice Music Prize. We won you. Thank you for letting us win you.


OCCUPY YOUR MIND


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In the advent of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, please find, below, a song written for you, your mother, your father and your gay brothers and sisters in Russia.


OCCUPY YOUR MIND PREMIERES ON ZANE LOWE

Tonight 'Occupy Your Mind' will be Zane Lowe's Hottest Record on BBC Radio One. Listen in from 7pm.


{Awayland} shortlisted for Meteor Choice Music Prize

{Awayland} by Villagers has been nominated for the Meteor Choice Music Prize - Irish Album of the Year 2013.

The overall winning Album of the Year will be selected by the judging panel at the Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event at Vicar St, Dublin on Thursday, February 27th 2013.

The shortlist is as follows:-

Villagers – {Awayland}

(Domino)


And So I Watch You From Afar - All Hail Bright Futures

(Sargent House)


Bell X1 – Chop Chop

(Belly Up Records)


Girls Names – The New Life

(Tough Love)


Kodaline – In A Perfect World

(Sony Music)


Little Green Cars – Absolute Zero

(Universal Music)


Mano Le Tough – Changing Days

(Permanent Vacation)


My Bloody Valentine – MBV

(MBV Records)


O Emperor – Vitreous

(Big Skin)


Lisa O’ Neill – Same Cloth or Not

(Song Seeds Records)

 

For more information about the Prize and ticket details for the Live Event click here.


VILLAGERS WINTER TOUR 2013


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Villagers' winter tour starts today 01 November in Reykjavik at Airwaves Festival.

Then it's all aboard to the UK, Europe and a final swing back home to Ireland in December to round off an incredible year. Dig it:


03 Nov LIVERPOOL East Village Arts Club - Tickets
05 Nov EDINBURGH Queen's Hall - Tickets
06 Nov HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club - Sold Out
07 Nov LONDON Heaven - Tickets
09 Nov EXETER Phoenix - Tickets
10 Nov OXFORD Academy - Tickets
12 Nov BATH Komedia - Tickets
13 Nov NORWICH Waterfront - Tickets
14 Nov ENSCHEDE Crossing Border Festival - Tickets
15 Nov DEN HAAG Crossing Border Festival - Tickets
16 Nov LEUVEN Het Depot - Tickets
18 Nov FEYZIN L'Epicerie Moderne - Tickets
19 Nov BESANCON La Rodia / Festival Generiq - Tickets
20 Nov REIMS La Cartonnerie OK - Tickets
21 Nov DIJON La Vapeur / Festival Generiq - Tickets
23 Nov CAEN Le Cargo - Tickets
25 Nov COLOGNE Luxor - Tickets
26 Nov ERLANGEN E-Werk - Tickets
27 Nov FRANKFURT Zoom - Tickets
29 Nov BERLIN Fraanz Klub - Tickets
30 Nov COPENHAGEN Lille Vega - Tickets
01 Dec HAMBURG Stage Club - Tickets
03 Dec ZURICH Plaza - Tickets
05 Dec MILAN Tunnel - Tickets
06 Dec BOLOGNA Covo - Tickets
07 Dec ROME Circolo degli Artisti - Tickets
12 Dec BELFAST Limelight - Tickets
13 Dec DERRY The Guildhall - Tickets
14 Dec GALWAY Seapoint - Tickets
16 Dec CORK Savoy - Tickets
17 Dec DUBLIN Vicar Street - Tickets
18 Dec DUBLIN Vicar Street - Tickets

The limited edition tour poster (left) will be on sale at all shows.


{Awayland} nominated for the Mercury Prize 2013

Listen to this. Villagers are "surprised and honoured" to learn that {Awayland} has been nominated for the Mercury Prize 2013. :-O

Have a look at the full shortlist here

The winner will be revealed on 30 October at The Roundhouse in London.


VILLAGERS - IRISH TOUR DECEMBER


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We've added another few Irish shows to our winter tour. Tickets are on sale now at the links below.

12 Dec BELFAST Limelight - Tickets
13 Dec DERRY The Guildhall - Tickets
14 Dec GALWAY Seapoint - Tickets
16 Dec CORK Savoy - Tickets
17 Dec DUBLIN Vicar Street - Tickets

All Live dates here


VILLAGERS - UK TOUR NOVEMBER


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Villagers will be hitting the beautiful streets of the UK in November. Tickets now available for the following dates:

03 Nov LIVERPOOL East Village Arts Club - Tickets
05 Nov EDINBURGH Queen's Hall - Tickets


06 Nov HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club - Sold Out


07 Nov LONDON Heaven - Tickets


09 Nov EXETER Phoenix - Tickets


10 Nov OXFORD Academy - Tickets


11 Nov BATH Komedia - Tickets


12 Nov NORWICH Waterfront - Tickets



All Live dates here


EARTHLY PLEASURE - NEW VIDEO

The new video for 'Earthly Pleasure', directed by Smith & Werber, premiered today on NOISEY. Click here for exclusive video info and content.

You can view the video below.



The festival season is upon us!

We were honoured and excited to perform on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury. If you missed the show, here is the footage of 'Nothing Arrived'.



And if you have access to BBC iPlayer you can see the whole show at this link

All Live dates here


USA & CANADA - JUNE SHOWS CONFIRMED


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\\\MMMMMM/// Super excited we are to be celebrating the US release of {Awayland} with a little full-band East Coast tour, tickets now on sale for the below shows:

10 June BOSTON, Brighton Music Hall - Tickets
11 June NEW YORK, Bowery Ballroom - Tickets
13 June WASHINGTON, Rock and Roll Hotel - Tickets
14 June PHILADELPHIA, XPN Free At Noon - Tickets
15 June TORONTO NXNE @ Soho House (acoustic 8pm) - Tickets
15 June TORONTO NXNE @ The Great Hall (10pm) - Tickets

All Live dates here


BACK ON THE ROAD


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Villagers take to the road again this week to play the below shows which include our first shows in Luxembourg and Ghent:

26 Apr BOURGES, Le Printemps de Bourges Festival - Tickets
27 Apr LUXEMBOURG, Exit 07 - Tickets
28 Apr GHENT Handelsbeurs Concertzaal - Tickets
30 Apr MAASTRICHT, Gieterij - Tickets
01 May HENGELO, Metropool - Tickets
03 May AMSTERDAM, Paradiso - Tickets

All Live dates here


{Awayland} - USA RELEASE - 9th April


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Next week marks the release of {Awayland} in USA.

The album will be released on CD, LP and digitally on April 9. Pre-order it now from the Domino MartiTunesAmazon, or your local record store.

NPR Music is currently streaming {Awayland} in full as part of its First Listen series. Click here to stream.

Conor will be performing live on The Morning Show with John Richards on KEXP on April 9 at 8am PST. Make sure to set your radio dials to 90.3FM in Seattle or listen online at kexp.org

For those of you who live in the tri-state area, you're cordially invited to a free intimate show with Conor O'Brien at the Manhattan Inn in Brooklyn on April 11 presented by the fine folks at Brooklyn Vegan and WFUV. See flyer, left for more details.


THE BELL - NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE!

The Bell - premiering on VEVO. Animated and directed by the incomparable Alden Volney, with live action filmed and directed by the unsurpassable Sebastien Escalante.


UK TOUR STARTS 08 FEB


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Our UK tour starts this Friday in Sheffield. There's literally only a handful of tickets left at selected venues so book them fast... We look forward to seeing you at the following gigs.

08 Feb SHEFFIELD, Leadmill - Tickets - with Stealing Sheep
09 Feb NEWCASTLE, Warehouse - Tickets - with Stealing Sheep
10 Feb GLASGOW, Stereo - SOLD OUT- with Stealing Sheep
12 Feb LEEDS, Wardrobe - Tickets - with Stealing Sheep
13 Feb MANCHESTER, Gorilla - SOLD OUT - with Stealing Sheep
14 Feb BIRMINGHAM, HMV Library - Tickets - with Stealing Sheep
16 Feb BRISTOL, Trinity - SOLD OUT - with Stealing Sheep
17 Feb BRIGHTON, The Old Market - SOLD OUT - with Stealing Sheep
18 Feb PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms - Tickets - with Stealing Sheep
20 Feb LONDON, Village Underground - SOLD OUT - with Stealing Sheep
21 Feb LONDON, Village Underground - SOLD OUT - with We Cut Corners

Look out for our new limited edition screen printed tour poster (left) at the merch stall yes yes!

All Live dates here


NEW ALBUM {Awayland} 14 JANUARY 2013

The album is available on CD / LP / iTunes Standard / iTunes Deluxe + SPECIAL EDITION 10” x 10” fabric cover hardback book with silver foil print, containing the album on CD with an exclusive DVD featuring five intimate live performances by Villagers recorded in Ireland. Ltd to 500 only.

Available now from all good music stores including the below.



Physical

AMAZON - CD
ROUGH TRADE - CD/LP
RESIDENT - CD/LP
PICCADILLY - CD/LP
TOWER RECORDS (IRELAND) CD
DOMINO - DELUXE EDITION CD/DVD/BOOK (Ltd to 500 only)

 

Digital
7 DIGITAL - STANDARD EDITION
(Special pre-order price £5.00)
7 DIGITAL - DELUXE EDITION
iTUNES - STANDARD EDITION
iTUNES - DELUXE EDITION

 



VILLAGERS ANNOUNCE FIRST SHOW IN JAPAN - 03 Feb 2013

We're excited to say that we're going to Tokyo in February to play the Hostess Club Weekender at Zepp DiverCity

Cick here for tickets.


NEW VIDEO FOR "NOTHING ARRIVED"

Our new video for the track Nothing Arrived premieres today on VEVO.

Directed by Alden Volney the video documents a day in the life of one Terrence Bliss - a lonely office worker whose repetitive existence is momentarily disturbed.

Nothing Arrived is available to download now from iTunes


ALMOST HALFWAY

Here is an awesome resource for Villagers news called 'Almost Halfway'. It is created by a lady called Rita. Rita knows more about Villagers than Villagers know about Villagers.

Thank you, Rita.

x C


www.almost-halfway.tumblr.com


VILLAGERS ANNOUNCE 2013 SHOWS

03 Nov LIVERPOOL East Village Arts Club - Tickets
05 Nov EDINBURGH Queen's Hall - Tickets
06 Nov HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club - Sold Out
07 Nov LONDON Heaven - Tickets
09 Nov EXETER Phoenix - Tickets
10 Nov OXFORD Academy - Tickets
12 Nov BATH Komedia - Tickets
13 Nov NORWICH Waterfront - Tickets
14 Nov ENSCHEDE Crossing Border Festival - featuring s t a r g a z e - Tickets
15 Nov DEN HAAG Crossing Border Festival - featuring s t a r g a z e - Tickets
16 Nov LEUVEN Het Depot - Tickets
18 Nov FEYZIN L'Epicerie Moderne - Tickets
19 Nov BESANCON La Rodia / Festival Generiq - Tickets
20 Nov REIMS La Cartonnerie OK - Tickets
21 Nov DIJON La Vapeur / Festival Generiq - Tickets
23 Nov CAEN Le Cargo - Tickets
25 Nov COLOGNE Luxor - Tickets
26 Nov ERLANGEN E-Werk - Tickets
27 Nov FRANKFURT Zoom - Tickets
29 Nov BERLIN Fraanz Klub - Tickets
30 Nov COPENHAGEN Lille Vega - Tickets
01 Dec HAMBURG Stage Club - Tickets
03 Dec ZURICH Plaza - Tickets
05 Dec MILAN Tunnel - Tickets
06 Dec BOLOGNA Covo - Tickets
07 Dec ROME Circolo degli Artisti - Tickets
12 Dec BELFAST Limelight - Tickets
13 Dec DERRY The Guildhall - Tickets
14 Dec GALWAY Seapoint - Tickets
16 Dec CORK Savoy - Tickets
17 Dec DUBLIN Vicar Street - Tickets
18 Dec DUBLIN Vicar Street - Tickets

Live dates here

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