One to watch: Villagers

Villagers is Dubliner Conor O’Brien, and his band. If you haven’t heard of him already, you will definitely know of his music by the end of the summer. In fact his debut album, Becoming a Jackal is due to go to number one in the Irish charts this week… Villagers recently performed on Later… with Jools Holland to much acclaim. While the lyrics are pretty dark, O’Brien’s voice is one of pure emotion and honesty.

The Irish Times Jim Carroll said of their performance at Electric Picnic last year “A must-see for those who dig ragged pop, eerie folk and heartfelt, emotional songs and sounds”. Probably why Villagers were one of the first acts announced for this year’s EP! Catch the guys at one of their upcoming gigs around the country in the coming weeks. 

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