Villagers 2013

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Love Police Touring announce the return of Irish folk band, Villagers for an Australian tour. Already announced on this years Splendour In The Grass lineup, Dublin troubadour Conor O’Brien (aka Villagers) will be bringing his full band to our shores for the first time, having previously only toured as a 2 piece.

Villages have just released their highly anticipated second album {Awayland}, the follow-up to 2010’s Mercury Award nominated debut, Becoming a Jackal. The debut was performed almost entirely by O’Brien but the new album {Awayland}, recorded in Donegal, Ireland is an entirely different beast. With the Ivor Novello award winning Irishman inviting his fellow touring partners to perform his songs as a group, they’ve expanded on their folk sound and explored whole new territory. Without the burden of playing every instrument, O’Brien concentrated his efforts into his lyrics. There are influences by luminaries such as Slaugherhouse 5 author Kurt Vonnegut alongside songwriters Nick Drake and Curtis Mayfield.

TRIPLE J Feature Album
“The first great album of 2013” Daily Telegraph
“Conor O’Brien’s great leap forward” MOJO 4* Album of the Month
“a far more magnificent progression from Jackal than any of us could have hoped for” Drowned In Sound 9/10 Album of the Month
“once it gets under your skin, there’s no escaping it” Clash 9/10 album of the month

Catch Villagers live this winter to hear what NPR describes as “one of the finest and purest voices around”

With Special Guest COURTNEY BARNETT

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Date City Venue
27/07/13 Byron Bay, NSW Splendour In The Grass
SOLD OUT!
More info: Splendour In The Grass
30/07/13 Melbourne, VIC The Corner Hotel
Admission: $44 + Booking Fee. With Courtney Barnett. Tickets available on the door.
Playing times:
Doors – 8pm
Courtney Barnett – 8.30pm
Villagers – 9.30pm
01/08/13 Sydney, NSW Factory Theatre
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $44.00 + Booking Fee. With Courtney Barnett. Tickets available through Ticketek and Factory Theatre
Playing times:
Doors – 8pm
Courtney Barnett – 8.30pm
Villagers – 9.30pm
02/08/13 Fremantle, WA Fly By Night
Admission: $38.50 + Booking Fee. With Courtney Barnett. Tickets through Love Police, Fly By Night and Heatseeker and Oztix.com.au.
With Courtney Barnett. Tickets available on the door.
Playing times:
Doors – 8pm
Courtney Barnett – 9pm
Villagers – 10pm

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