Villagers to debut new material at Dolan’s gig

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

VILLAGERS are to play a warm-up show for the upcoming Body and Soul festival this Saturday in Dolan’s Warehouse, giving Limerick music fans an exclusive first listen to the band’s brand spanking new material.

VILLAGERS are to play a warm-up show for the upcoming Body and Soul festival this Saturday in Dolan’s Warehouse, giving Limerick music fans an exclusive first listen to the band’s brand spanking new material.

The group - which revolves around frontman Conor J O’Brien - will be previewing songs from a forthcoming album, the follow-up to the Mercury Prize nominated Becoming a Jackal. Our spies tell us that O’Brien’s newer output is much rockier and up-tempo, so it will be interesting to see how the songs measure up those on in the Warehouse.

“We’re excited to tell you that our new album is very nearly finished, and to celebrate this momentous occasion we’re going to attempt to play the songs at these two very special warm-up shows,” the band explained of the Dolan’s date, which along with a gig in Dundalk’s Spirit Store the following night is the only show the band will play ahead of Body and Soul.

Special guests on the night will be We Cut Corners.

Villagers play Dolan’s Warehouse this Saturday, June 16 @ 8pm. Tickets €21.