Villagers Announce New Album 'Awayland' Out 14th Of January 2013

Villagers Announce New Album 'Awayland' Out 14th Of January 2013

{Awayland} is the follow up to the Mercury-nominated and Ivor Novello Award winning debut, Becoming a Jackal. Engineered, produced and mixed at Attica Audio in Donegal by Conor J. O'Brien and Villagers' guitarist Tommy McLaughlin, the album will be released on CD (WIGCD294)/LP (WIGLP294)/DIGITAL (WIG294D). There will also be a special limited 10" x 10" fabric cover hardback book with silver foil print, containing the album on CD with an exclusive DVD featuring five intimate live performances by Villagers recorded in Ireland (WIGCD294X); these will be signed and only available through Dom Mart. To pre-order the album, click here.

The first single to be taken from {Awayland} is The Waves which will be released on 22nd October 2012. The accompanying video directed by Alden Volney can be viewed here.

Villagers will be playing new songs from {Awayland} throughout October and November as follows:-


Thurs 11 Ireland, Kilkenny, The Set Theatre

Wed 17 UK, Gateshead, The Sage Gateshead *

Thu 18 UK, Manchester, Academy *

Sat 20 UK, Glasgow, Barrowlands *

Sun 21 UK, Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre *

Mon 22 UK, London, Brixton Academy *

Tues 23 UK, London, Borderline

Fri 26 Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller *

Sat 27 Sweden, Stockholm, Berns *

Sun 28 Denmark, Copenhagen, Falconer *

Tue 30 Germany, Hamburg, Uebel and Gefaehrlich *

Wed 31 Germany, Berlin, Astra *


Fri 2 Germany, Koln, Essigfabrik *

Sun 4 Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique *

Tues 6 Holland, Amsterdam, Bitterzoet

Wed 7 France, Paris, Point FMR

Sun 11 N Ireland, Belfast, Black Box

Tue 13 Ireland, Dublin, Whelans

* = as special guests to Grizzly Bear