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Villagers – ‘Darling Arithmetic’ album review


Conor O’Brien and his Villagers project has long been a favourite with us here at Spectral Nights. From his debut appearance on Jools Holland performing a solo rendition of ‘Becoming a Jackal’ to the album of the same name and then the more experimental tints of second full-length ‘{Awayland}’, we’ve always found him one of…

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Villagers – ‘Courage’ video stream


We’ve been huge fans of Villagers ever since Conor O’Brien appeared on Jools Holland a few years back to deliver a stunning solo rendition of ‘Becoming a Jackal’. The album of the same name lived up to the potential of its lead single and then 2013’s ‘{Awayland}’ saw Conor invite his bandmates into the fold…

Villagers – {Awayland}


Conor O’Brien’s quiet folk ramblings on his astounding debut Villagers album ‘Becoming a Jackal’, netted him appearances on a number of end-of-year best of lists, a Mercury Prize nomination and a legion of loyal fans after tours with the likes of Cathy Davey and Elbow. Whereas on the debut record, it was mainly a solo…