DONEGAL MAN’S BAND NOMINATED FOR MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE


first_imgDonegal man Tommy McLaughlin’s Villagers have become the first Irish band to be nominated for the Mercury Music Prize twice.Conor O’Brien of VillagersTheir second album, Awayland, is among the 12 albums shortlisted for this year’s Mercury prize.Awayland is the follow up to their acclaimed 2010 debut Becoming a Jackal which was recorded in Tommy’s home studio in Termon. Lead singer Conor O’Brien said of the nomination: “We are surprised and honoured to be nominated for the Mercury Prize with Awayland; we put a lot of love into this album and the attention that this will afford it is currently warming the cockles no end”.Villagers will be touring the UK and Europe this autumn, with a gig in Sligo Live on October 27 and in Dublin’s Vicar Street on December 17The 2013 Mercury Music Prize ceremony will take place on October 30 at the Roundhouse in London.The Mercury Music Prize 2013 nominees are: Arctic Monkeys, AMDavid Bowie, The Next DayDisclosure, SettleFoals, Holy FireJake Bugg, Jake Bugg James Blake, OvergrownJon Hopkins, ImmunityLaura Marling, Once I Was an EagleLaura Mvula, Sing to the Moon Rudimental, HomeSavages, Silence YourselfVillagers, AwaylandDONEGAL MAN’S BAND NOMINATED FOR MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE was last modified: September 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Mercury Music PrizeTommy McLaughlinVillagerslast_img

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