- 02 Aug 18
As Villagers countdown to their much-anticipated new album, frontman Conor O’Brien looks forward to the band’s high profile performance at the All Together Now festival and talks about run-ins with Paul Weller and Dizzee Rascal.
We’ve caught Conor O’Brien on a choc-a-bloc morning. He’s gearing up for the September release of his fourth official album as Villagers, The Art of Pretending to Swim, and is just back from a media blitz in Spain (“14 interviews in one day”).
This afternoon, meanwhile, some English journalists are flying in for a tour of the city, with O’Brien as guide. But before that, there’s time for a natter with Hot Press as he looks forward to performing at the All Together Now festival at gorgeous Curraghmore Estate in Waterford.
“Yeah, I’m about to do this thing where I show them around Dublin,” he says of the impeding chinwag with a UK music glossy. “I’m trying to figure out what to show them – not to make it all pubs. Maybe I’ll show them cathedrals or something vaguely cultural.”