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Villagers' current single is That Day taken from Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, Becoming a Jackal released on Domino Records.

Villagers is AKA Dubliner Conor J. O'Brien, O'Brien wrote his first song, aged just 12, a week after his older brother lent Conor his acoustic guitar.

O'Brien, created the artwork and played all the instruments on Becoming a Jackal (except for the strings and French Horn which were arranged by Villagers pianist/organist Cormac Curran). He released The Hollow Kind EP in February 2009 and the 7" 'On a Sunlit Stage' last October on the Any Other City label, run by Villagers drummer James Byrne. After signing to Domino, Becoming a Jackal was recorded in Villagers guitarist Tommy McLaughlin's home studio, with Tommy engineering and co-producing alongside Conor.

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