And Finally Awards

Villager glad not to be a winner

By | Published on Wednesday 15 September 2010

Conor O’Brien of Mercury-nominated band Villagers has told The Sun he’s glad his band didn’t win the big music prize for their debut album, ‘Becoming A Jackal’.

He told the tab: “The nomination was a boost and did its job. To be honest I was glad [we didn’t win]. I was relieved. It’s not the kind of music I want to be totally hyped up. Up til now it’s been a gradual rise, which has been great”.

Asked by the paper what he did after the Mercury awards show last week, O’Brien added: “I don’t really remember much. I went to the xx party but I didn’t speak to them. We then tried to get into another party but we got lost. I eventually ended up in bed with my sound engineer and my guitarist. All three of us together”.