Conor O'Brien and Villagers have already made one of the albums of the year. But don't take our word for it! Etc. Yes, there's another single from the record Becoming A Jackal, which must've been difficult to choose as every last song is a potential individually brilliant nugget worthy of a singular release.
Despite that, the one they did choose was the slow-moving, lethargic and blissful 'Ship Of Promises', which will see the light of day on August 2 through Domino. The video for it has also been unveiled, something you can watch below. It kind of caught my eye early on. That rock in the middle of the table's a bit phallic, isn't it?
Villagers on tour:
15/6 - London, Richard Thompson's Meltdown
25/6 - Cork, The Marquee
27/6 - Somerset, Glastonbury Festival
3/7 - Kent, Hop Farm Festival
9/7 - Kildare, Ireland, Oxegen Festival
10/7 - London, Somerset House w/ Noah And The Whale
16/7 - Suffolk, Latitude Festival
18/7 - Dublin, Iveagh Gardens
4/9 - Co Laois, Ireland, Electric Picnic Festival