Includes three intimate acoustic versions of “The First Day”, “So Simpatico” and “Circles In The Firing Line” – stream here
Upcoming rescheduled tour dates in UK + first ever acoustic tour announced for Europe
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“A warm bath in sound” Mojo Album of the Month / 4*
“Minor masterpiece” Uncut 8/10
“Woozy, psychedelic soul that conjures another world” NME 4*
“A thrilling and unpredictable addition to Villagers’ gleaming canon” DIY 4*
“Magnificent” Clash 9/10
“An escapist fantasy of unexpected delights.” Independent 4*
“Full of unexpected riches” Evening Standard 4*
“He deftly merges fragmented moods and flavours into an intoxicating whole — and the entire experience stays with you, even as his vocals melt away on the final track” Financial Times 4*
“Ambitious and meticulously polished yet more effortless, organic and free-flowing than ever." Loud & Quiet 8/10
“A thing of beauty” Sunday Times Culture
“Irish singer-songwriter’s radiant peak” Record Collector 4*
“Each song breathes naturally and flows effortlessly, making them seem less like they were written and more like they’ve just been floating around the sonic cosmos for eternity.” American Songwriter
At the end of last year, Villagers released their excellent fifth album Fever Dreams; a paean to human connection, the transporting and hypnotic recordhit the Top 20 in the UK charts and garnered praise from across the board. Villagers’ Conor O’Brien saw Fever Dreams as a way of bringing the real and the surreal together: “I had an urge to write something that was as generous to the listener as it was to myself,” he says. “Sometimes the most delirious states can produce the most ecstatic, euphoric and escapist dreams.”
Today, Villagers are pleased to announce a digital-only deluxe edition of Fever Dreams which will feature three beautiful and intimate acoustic versions of the singles “The First Day”, “So Simpatico” and “Circles In The Firing Line”.
O’Brien was joined by Kevin Corcoran on keys for the performances and this is the first time these tracks are available digitally.
Alongside, Villagers’ rescheduled UK tour dates, they will be playing a string of festivals this summer and O’Brien has announced his first ever acoustic tour in Europe.
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The First Day (Acoustic) So Simpatico (Acoustic) Circles In The Firing Line (Acoustic) Buy Fever Dreams – Deluxe Edition here. Upcoming live dates 22nd August – Crookes Social Club, Sheffield 23rd August – The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth 24th August – Phoenix, Exeter 27th August – The Waterfront, Norwich 29th August – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Tickets Fever Dreams (standard edition) is available to buy on vinyl, CD and digitally. Buy: Dom Mart | Digital Villagers Online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram