Villagers | 30/08/12

Image: Villagers - The Waves

Rejoice! Villagers are back with a brand new song, "The Waves". Premiered on BBC Radio 1 last night as Zane Lowe's "Hottest Record in the World", the track is available to purchase now through iTunes HERE and will be released on special limited edition 7” on 22nd October 2012. It is a beautiful sweeping song which kick starts into life with an electronic pulse and builds to a dramatic string laden climax. "The Wave"s is the first piece of music to be released from the follow-up to Villagers’ Mercury-nominated and Ivor Novello Award winning debut, Becoming a Jackal, details of which are to be announced soon.

I was looking up at the sky on a particularly clear night and it struck me that I had never written a song about those little moments when you feel a fundamental and awesome sense of wonder and a simultaneously humbling recognition of absolute insignificance.’ – Conor O’Brien

The video accompanying The Waves was directed by Alden Volney and mirrors the song perfectly; watch it here:

Villagers will be touring the UK and Europe throughout October and November as invited guests to Grizzly Bear. Dates are as follows:

Wed 17 UK, Gateshead, The Sage Gateshead
Thu 18 UK, Manchester, Academy
Sat 20 UK, Glasgow, Barrowlands
Sun 21 UK, Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
Mon 22 UK, London, Brixton Academy
Fri 26 Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
Sat 27 Sweden, Stockholm, Berns
Sun 28 Denmark, Copenhagen, Falconer
Tue 30 Germany, Hamburg, Uebel and Gefaehrlich
Wed 31 Germany, Berlin, Astra

Fri 2 Germany, Koln, Essigfabrik
Sun 4 Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique