Atmospheric story telling.
Villagers have been one of Ireland’s best kept musical secrets, but that all seems set to change with the release of their fourth album ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’. Conor O’Brien’s band have been veering away from the minimalistic one-man band beginnings of debut album ‘Becoming A Jackal’. Every release since has brought something new to the table, with this record featuring gorgeous soulful additions, beautiful rhythms and new sonic details, both analogue and digital.
Listening to Villagers feels like coming home, mainly thanks to O’Brien’s phenomenal voice. ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’ is set to carry you away, which is perfect for a beautiful summer night.