CONOR O'BRIEN TAKES HOME AN IVOR NOVELLO AWARD!
Villagers | 20/05/11
We are thrilled to announce that Conor J O’Brien from Villagers has today won an Ivor Novello Award in the category “Best Song Musically and Lyrically” for the wonderful Becoming a Jackal from the debut album of the same title.
Villagers are currently on a UK headline tour and will perform at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire this Saturday 21st May. The band will also be appearing at several festivals throughout the Summer including T in the Park, Latitude, Eden Sessions, Green Man & Field Day.
Villagers’ new single The Pact is set for release this Monday 23rd May. You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr0UXg9qq3Y.
Villagers perform live on the following dates:
19 May COLCHESTER Arts Centre (tickets from www.colchesterartscentre.com)
21 May LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (new date) (tickets from www.livenation.co.uk)
22 May OXFORD O2 Academy 2 (tickets from http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/)
23 May EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms (tickets from www.pclpresents.com)
24 May MANCHESTER Sound Control (tickets from www.alt-tickets.co.uk)
24 June DONEGAL Sea Sessions Festival
25 June BELFAST Open House Festival with FLEET FOXES
01 July CORNWALL Eden Sessions with FLEET FOXES
09 July KINROSS, T in The Park
16 July SOUTHWOLD Latitude Festival
23 July DUBLIN Marlay Park
31 July CAMBRIDGE Folk Festival
06 Aug LONDON Field Day Festival
19 Aug BRECON BEACONS Green Man Festival
02 Sept MOSLEY Folk Festival
Press for Villagers:
‘an artist who shares Leonard Cohen and Dylan’s gift for songs that work on various levels: as sweet melodies, as love songs, as exposés of the human condition’ – The Times (feature)
‘an album of multiple dimensions, cracked and tender’- Telegraph (5* album review)
‘what a beautiful and remarkable debut… […] Becoming a Jackal exudes a confidence that speaks of a rare talent and a significant new find’- Sunday Times Culture (4* review)