Tomorrow night, given the right circumstances, I should be at the Villagers’ gig in Belfast. First of all, I love the band but have never seen them live, secondly I have beloved family and friends in Belfast (my Dad is from there). Aaaanyway events are conspiring against me and it’s not going to happen.
I was very disappointed today when the band didn’t win the Mercury Music Prize (although perhaps they have avoided the “curse”). Instead it went to The XX, a band I find coma-inducingly boring. The Villagers should have won for this track alone, the first track from their album “Becoming A Jackal”.