The musical project of Dublin singer/songwriter ConorOBrien, Villagers first came to prominence with the release of their debutalbum Becoming a Jackal which was shortlisted for the 2010 Mercury Prize, theChoice Music Prize and awarded an Ivor Novello for 'Best Song Musically &Lyrically' for the title track.
Theyve since become a prolific force in music. The follow up album Awayland was alsoshortlisted for the Mercury Prize and awarded the Choice Music Prize.
Conor OBrien was later awarded the prestigious Ivor NovelloAlbum Award for Darling Arithmetic, the third release.
Always restless and inventive while staying true to thepower and glory of song writing and melody, Villagers has made another greatleap forward with the recent release of fourth studio album, The Art OfPretending To Swim, described as their most assured, and daring by TheIndependent.
Following an extensive UK & European Sold Out tour,Villagers will be performing The Art Of Pretending To Swim for the first timein Edinburgh this summer. Intricate songcraft, virtuoso fingerpicking andear-catching melodic electronica combine into a magical fusion of song writing.