Dublin’s Villagers’ soundscapes felt a little limp after seeing Josh T Pearson. ‘Becoming A Jackal’ featured nice harmonies but was a little middle-of-the-road and this was the blueprint for the rest of the set. Their sincerity was not in question but it all felt a little self-indulgent at times. The songs featured some decent hooks and ‘The Bell’ was like a country take on ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’. Things improved at the end with ‘On A Sunlit Stage’ being more upbeat but this Fleet Foxes-sounding song was too little, too late.
Pavilion Theatre, Brighton Dome, 13 May