Villagers share a beautiful animated video for the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by “all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight”

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Share video for ‘Hot Scary Summer’ – watch it HERE
Conor O’Brien to Appear as Special Guest at ‘In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited’ shows
US live dates with Paul Weller and John Grant this September & October
Today Villagers share a beautiful animated video for the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by “all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight”. The video was directed by Hi-Sim and you can watch it HERE.
‘Hot Scary Summer’ is taken from Villagers’ most recent album Darling Arithmetic – a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate piece of work entirely about love and relationships. Darling Arithmetic is the follow-up to Conor O’Brien‘s debut, Becoming a Jackal, andits successor, Awayland – both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize, the latter winning Ireland’s Choice Music Prize.
For more information on Darling Arithmetic, visit the album’s microsite HERE.
This Spring and Summer, Villagers toured the UK, Europe and US, highlights of which included a stunning sold out performance at The Barbican in London and a sold-out show with Laura Marling in Brooklyn. Today Villagers announce an extensive North American tour for the Fall, firstly as special guest to
Paul Weller, followed by dates with John Grant.
Villagers’ Conor O’Brien has also been invited to perform again as part of
‘In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited’, which premiered at The Barbican in London in 2014. A landmark live tribute to the songs and music from the legendary filmmaker, David Lynch, the event will also feature performances from Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Jehnny Beth (Savages), Cibo Matto, Stealing Sheep, Sophia Brous and Kirin Callinan. More info is available HERE.
Full live dates are as follows:
06 September: Stradbally, IRE – Electric Picnic Festival
12 Sept : Groningen, NL – Take Root Festival
29 September: Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom #
30 September:  Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre #
01 October:  Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom #
03 October: San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall – headline show
04 October:  San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore #
06 October:  San Diego CA – The Observatory North Park #
07 October:  Los Angeles CA – The Fonda Theatre #
08 October:  Los Angeles CA – The Fonda Theatre #
09 October:  Pomona CA – Fox Theatre Pomona #
13 October:  Washington, DC – The Hamilton *
14 October:  Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live *
16 October:  Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
17 October:  New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge*
19 October:  Toronto, ON – Mod Club*
28 November: Vienna, Aus – Bluebird Festival
# with Paul Weller
* with John Grant
In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited:
, Dublin (Ireland)
19 November: COLSTON HALL
– Bristol (UK)
– Paris (France)
– Paris (France)
– Nantes (France)
Darling Arithmetic is available now on CD, LTD edition gold vinyl LP, and digitally. Purchase the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE

Press for Darling Arithmetic
“The need to stop pretending-to admitting one’s deepest insecurities and wants-seems central to Darling Arithmetic, an album that delivers a gorgeous, if somewhat restrained, step forward.” –
“The Dublin band Villagers makes lovely acoustic music shrouded by loneliness and darkness” –
NPR, All Songs Considered
“a naked and subtle acoustic record with the raw, straightforward lyrical universality of Christopher Owens and Devendra Banhart” –
“For the third Villagers album, “Darling Arithmetic,” Mr. O’Brien has scaled back radically, turning out something that resembles an old-fashioned folk-rock confessional. On the opener and lead single, “Courage,” he strums an acoustic guitar with a country lilt that calls Neil Young’s “Harvest” to mind.” –
“O’Brien’s latest is easily his richest work so far.” –
“It’s a tumultuous listen, but one that sweeps you up in its compassion, bravery, and beauty. Honesty has never sounded so good.”
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