Album Review: Villagers – {Awayland} (Domino Records; 2013)

By COLM O'CONNOR @Colm16 Conor J. O’Brien, the man behind the Villagers, has returned to much publicity. In {Awayland}, he has crafted a different beast from 2010’s acclaimed Becoming a Jackal. This is a more radio friendly record, and is much more of a band effort, but it is no less impressive as a result.Continue reading “Album Review: Villagers – {Awayland} (Domino Records; 2013)”

An Interview with Conor O’Brien from Villagers

Conor O'Brien spoke to Peter McLoughlin shortly after the release of Villagers second album, {Awayland}.   Villagers are performing in the Empire music hall on 16th March 2013. Firstly, what’s the story behind the name ‘Villagers’?  Conor: There’s not much of an interesting story behind it to be honest. It was just a name I cameContinue reading “An Interview with Conor O’Brien from Villagers”