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My ’12 from 2015′ list sort of thing …

Another year has zipped by so fast it almost feels premature to have an ‘end of 2015’ list; but looking back now so many old friends only seemed to make an appearance over these last twelve months. So here goes, in … Continue reading

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Villagers at St George’s, Bristol

Sometimes things are just perfect. The day of the official UK release of Darling Arithmetic, the sparkling third album from Conor O’Brien’s Villagers, coincided with the opening night of the UK tour at the splendid St George’s venue in Bristol … Continue reading

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Albums of 2013

Always in two minds about the end of year list, it does never the less prove a useful reminder of what I was listening to when new fancies steal my attention away over the next year. Based purely on the … Continue reading

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{Awayland} – Villagers

Sometimes it only takes a few plays to know, and Villagers {Awayland} does just that, you know this is good, good stuff. Having played Becoming a Jackal to Death and so eagerly awaited the follow up, there is of course the … Continue reading

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Grizzly Bear, Villagers- Warwick Arts Centre

There is something overwhelming about Grizzly Bear, something all-absorbing. Since first seeing them at the Roundhouse almost three years ago, and being swept away by them then, I have been waiting for another chance. Shields is an astonishing album and expectations couldn’t have … Continue reading

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The Best of 2011

I still know its a bit naff but I am still going to do it – here, in strictly alphabetical order, are my albums of 2011 (followed by my favourite gigs his year) I will instantly regret not including a … Continue reading

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Villagers – Bristol Trinity Centre

. Just as I was wondering how to try and sum up how I feel about both Conor O’Brien/Villagers and the superb Becoming a Jackal album, I catch sight of the announcement that the Ivor Novello Award has just been awarded to him … Continue reading

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