Conor J. O’Brien — whose Dublin-based band, Villagers, has been nominated for a Mercury Prize, won an Ivor Novello Award, and shared stages with some of the biggest names in music — delivers an intimate, solo performance of his songs here on BTR Live Studio. In a departure from his previous effort, O’Brien embraces collaboration, instrumental music, and a whole lot of symbolism and poetic storytelling to achieve something that he feels is secular yet spiritual, and which sings the things that he can not say.

Featured Song:“Nothing Arrived”

Villagers’ {Awayland} is available now

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Official websitefor Villagers:
Twitter: @wearevillagers

Upcoming tour dates:
05/21 @ Brixton Electric, London, England
05/22 @ Le Cigale, Paris, France
05/24 @ Europavox Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
05/25 @ Les 3 Elephants Festival, Laval, France
06/10 @ Brighton Music Hall, Boston
06/11 @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC
06/13 @ Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington
06/14 @ XPN Free at Noon, Philadelphia
06/15 @ NXNE, Toronto, Canada

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