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Villagers for in-store tour and new song ‘You Lucky One’

Villagers for in-store tour and new song ‘You Lucky One’

Villagers. By Andrew Whitton.

Conor O’Brien’s sixth Villagers album That Golden Time is out on May 10th on Domino.

‘You Lucky One’ is the second single reveal after the title track last month.

The song features  Dónal Lunny (Planxty, The Bothy Band) on bouzouki, and is about about a dubious promise of riches between two parties.

 “Who is using who?” asks Conor O’Brien. “I think it explores the often-simplified notion of privilege.”

It features a video made by O’Brien, his directorial debut.

“The video, much like the song, is a complicated, messy affair full of hellish landscapes and internal demons. It exists in a world conquered by irrational beings and emotional, selfish creatures. Corruption of the soul and disingenuous motivation are the order of the day, so I thought it best to serve with a side plate of the macabre and sinister.”

An in-store tour has also been announced around the release of the record:

Villagers previously announced an outdoor show at Dublin’s Trinity College, and today added a big one, at London’s Royal Festival Hall in June. Full dates below.

In-store tour

Friday 10th May – Tower Records, Dublin

Saturday 11th May – Rough Trade East, London – sold out

Sunday 12th May – Rough Trade, Bristol – sold out

Monday 13th May – Resident, Brighton

Tuesday 14th May – Banquet Records, Kingston (early & late performances) – sold out

Wednesday 15th May – Action Records, Preston

Thursday 16th May – Rough Trade, Liverpool

Friday 17th May – Cool Discs, Derry

Saturday 18th May – Bending Sound, Bangor

Tracklisting / artwork:

  1. Truly Alone
  2. First Responder
  3. I Want What I Don’t Need
  4. You Lucky One
  5. That Golden Time
  6. Keepsake
  7. Brother Hen
  8. No Drama
  9. Behind That Curtain
  10. Money On The Mind

That Golden Time is available to pre-order on DomMart/Indies-exclusive gold vinyl, standard vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order: DomMart | Digital

Villagers live dates

25th May – Tomavistas Festival, Madrid

Monday 27th May – Ancienne Belgique, Belgium

Tuesday 28th May – Paradiso, Amsterdam

Wednesday 29th May – LantarenVenster, Rotterdam – sold out

Thursday 30th May – Pop Seasons – Christianskirche, Hamburg

Saturday 1st June – Passionskirche, Berlin

Sunday 2nd June – Luxor, Cologne

Monday 3rd June – La Maroquinerie, Paris

Wednesday 5th June – Wylam Brewery, Newcastle

Thursday 6th June – Irish Centre, Leeds

Saturday 8th June – Royal Festival Hall, London

Saturday 29th June – Trinity College, Dublin

7th July – Down the Rabbit Hole Festival, Netherlands

Friday 26th July – Ludlow Castle, Shropshire w/ Elbow

Friday 2nd August – Dranouter Festival, Belgium

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