New Release & Video: Villagers – Summer’s Song

Artwork: Niall McCormack

Following the announcement that Villagers have been added to this year’s exciting Green Man Festival lineup, Conor O’Brien and co. have revealed a wonderful new track for the season, aptly titled ‘Summer’s Song’

Take a watch of the gorgeous video, animated by Joe May and illustrated by Patricio Bauzá, below…

Conor described the new release as: “The closest I’ll ever get to writing a pure pop song. I just had to roll with it and I’m glad I did; it was really just an excuse to make the horns sound like sunbeams. Boy it’s fun to play live. I can’t quite believe we managed to get the magical touch of Dave Fridmann in on the mix”

Fresh from supporting Mumford & Sons on their recent UK arena tour, Villagers will be playing shows throughout the summer including a sold-out gig at Dublin’s glorious Iveagh Gardens (his biggest ever headline – 4000 cap). A European tour including Paradiso, Amsterdam and the Rolling Stone Weekenders in Germany have also been announced for November…

Fri 12th July – Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
Thurs 18th July – Galway Arts Festival, Galway
Fri 19th July – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Sat 20th July – Ballykeeffee Amphitheatre, Kilkenny
Fri 2nd Aug – Festival N2, Chaves, Portugal
Wed 7th Aug – Moods Festival, Bruges, Belgium
Thurs 15th Aug – Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh
Fri 16th Aug – Green Man Festival, Abergavenny, Wales
Fri 23rd Aug – Open House Festival, Bangor
Fri 30th Aug – Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland, Netherlands
Sat 31st Aug – Bruis Festival, Maastricht
Sun 1st Sept – Golden Leaves Festival, Darmstadt, Germany
Thurs 7th Nov – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri 8th Nov – LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sat 9th Nov – Rolling Stone Park Festival, Rust, Germany
Mon 11th Nov – Zakk, Dusseldorf, Germany
Tues 12th Nov – Strom, Munich, Germany
Wed 13th Nov – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
Sat 16th Nov – Rolling Stone Beach, Weissenhauser Strand, Germany
Sun 17th Nov – Burgerweehuis, Deventer, Netherlands
Mon 18th Nov – Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium