Monday 24th September at Banquet Records, 6:00pm

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LP + Ticket (indies LP)
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Just after the release of Villagers' new album, Conor visits the shop for a solo set. The Art Of Pretending To Swim marks the fourth full length album from the mesmerising and experimental indie-folk group from Ireland. 

Always restless and inventive while always true to the power and glory of song-writing and melody, Conor O’Brien has made another great leap forward with Villagers’ fourth studio album, The Art Of Pretending To Swim.

Following the exquisitely sparse, intimate aura of 2015’s Darling Arithmetic, O’Brien’s new record reconnects with the multi-faceted approach of Villagers’ 2010 album debut Becoming A Jackal and 2013’s {Awayland} while adding a new-found soulfulness, rhythmic nous and dazzling panoply of sonic detail, both analogue and digital, creating feverish moods while writing effortlessly accessible tunes. Balanced with subtle aspects and lyrical themes that embrace existential fears and hopes in this desperate, technologically-centred dystopian age, The Art Of Pretending To Swim is the most brilliantly realised Villagers album to date.

In-store Grade C, come on down.

Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of 'The Art Of Pretending To Swim' from us.

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Info correct on: 24/9/2018