Wednesday April 1, 2020

Local boy made good

Singer-songwriter Conor O’Brien has shaped his band, Villagers, around his own distinctive, impassioned sound – a decision which has seen them receive glowing reviews at home and abroad

5th June, 2010

The morning after Conor O’Brien’s much-heralded band, The Immediate, broke up in 2007, O’Brien woke up panicked and afraid.’ ‘We’d always played together, since we were really young,” he says.’ ‘After we released the album, it was just a case of Dave and Pete in the band saying, ‘I don’t think this is what I want to do with my life’....

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