Album lyrics Villagers

Release date: January 14, 2013

Label: Domino Records

Produced by: Conor O'Brien, Tommy McLaughlin

{Awayland} is the second studio album by Irish band Villagers, released on January 14, 2013 through Domino Records. The album was written by Villagers' Conor O'Brien and was produced and mixed in Ireland by Conor with bandmate Tommy McLaughlin. The album peaked at number one on the Irish Albums chart and like its predecessor, Becoming A Jackal (2010), the album has been nominated for the Mercury Prize.

Conor O'Brien said about the album: "{Awayland} is a diverse album... It takes you on a trip through a musical landscape, as a tribute to your sense of wonder. It travels through space and time and leaves you back for dinner. It might take a few gobbles. Maybe try it on headphones first, without interruption. I hope you enjoy." Regarding his bandmates contributions, O'Brien stated, "When I am on my own, it's like an oil painting, I can put that on top of that and build up layers. But with the band, it turned out more watercolour, you're leaving white bits of paper exposed, so that nothing is too overworked."


Album cover

Villagers {Awayland} album cover