Ivor Novello conquering Villagers return with the first release since their eponymous debut LP, Becoming A Jackal. New single, 'The Waves', adds jaunty electronics to Conor O'Brien's mellifluous song-writing, culminating with a mesmerising anthemic crescendo. Accompanying the single is the futuristically beautiful yet cognitive video from director Alden Volney.

The track is available to purchase now through i-Tunes and will be released on special limited edition 7" on 22nd October 2012.

Villagers will be touring the UK and Europe throughout October and November as invited guests to Grizzly Bear. Dates are as follows:

  • October
  • 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
  • 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

  • November
  • Fri 2 Germany, Koln, Essigfabrik Sun 4 Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique