Villagers have announced details of a new album called Darling Arithmetic, with a release date of 10th April. The follow up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland.

Darling Arithmetic was written, recorded, produced and mixed by O’Brien at home,  the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in Malahide, Dublin revealing a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers.‘Courage’ is released as the first single from the album.

Pre-order the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart> and digitally through iTunes . The digital pre-order comes with an instant grat of ‘Courage’.

Villagers will be performing three live dates in February and have also been confirmed to play The 6 Music Festival in the UK, which runs from February 20th to 22nd. More Irish dates to be announced soon.

05 Feb – CLONAKILTY Debarras (sold-out)
06 Feb – DUNDALK Spirit Store (sold-out)
20 Feb – UK: HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
20-22nd Feb – UK: TYNESIDE: 6 Music Festival