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Conor O’Brien and his band of Villagers prepare to present their thought-provoking arrangements at Wylam Brewery in Newcastle on Sunday 6th March.

Having released their fifth album Fever Dreams in 2021 to much acclaim, Conor explains he saw the album’s production as a way of bringing the real and surreal together. The value and necessity of human connection is at the heart of the album, and is explored through dream-like melodies and expressive lyricism to create an aura of tranquillity.

Fever Dreams reached the Top 20 in the UK Charts, garnering praise from across the board, with The Sunday Times Culture describing the album as “A thing of beauty”, which goes some way to representing both the album’s intention and execution. Villagers are known for their atmospheric creation of serenity and mystery, and Fever Dreams successfully encapsulates just that, with added elements of virtuosity and surprise.

Villagers play Wylam Brewery, Newcastle on Sunday 6th March.


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