2010 Mercury Prize nominees Villagers, fronted by the captivating Conor O'Brien, were billed in 2009 as the 6th 'best Irish act right now' by the Irish Times, before they'd even released a single song. A year later and debut album 'Becoming A Jackal' met with great critical acclaim, a brooding collection of fragile, emotional, dark and heartfelt songs blending acoustic, modern folk and alt-rock elements.
Fans of Sparklehorse and Neil Young will find much to love in Villagers, along with an inevitable comparison to Bright Eyes (both lead singers are even called Conor!).
Villagers tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Mar 2010.
Official website wearevillagers.com