It was in just such a locale that Darling Arithmetic, the band’s most recent album, was written,
recorded and produced. Taking up residence in a converted farmhouse in the
small Irish town of Malahide, singer and multi-instrumentalist Connor O’ Brien
took creative control of the process. He crafted a remarkably intimate record,
playing every instrument himself, among them melletron, brushes, and
piano. It is a poetic tour of a human
heart that traverses, among so much else, the exhilaration of a fledgling
relationship, the brutishness of prejudice, and the naivety of youth.
Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize, Villagers are at
the forefront of popular folk music, a perfect channel for their introspective lyricism. January 2016 saw the band release their fourth album to date:
Where Have You Been All My Life?
Recorded in just a day, it finds the band reworking earlier tracks.
Villagers' scheduled performance at Shepherd's Bush Empire has been moved to St John at Hackney. The date remains the same, and tickets remain valid.
|What||Villagers, St John at Hackney|
|Where||St John at Hackney, 56 Elderfield Road, London, E5 0PD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bethnal Green (underground)|
On 11 Feb 16, Starts at 19:00
|Website||Click here to book via songkick|