As times, Villagers don't so much cut close to the bone as hack right through it.
A highlight of their recent album 'Darling Arithmetic', 'Hot Scary Summer' is a soulful, heartfelt hymn which details an all-too-true tale of homophobia.
The accompanying visuals are beautifully imaginative. A gorgeous, animated clip, you can check it out below.
Villagers' Conor O'Brien has been invited to perform at 'In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited' alongside Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Jehnny Beth (Savages), Cibo Matto, Stealing Sheep, Sophia Brous and Kirin Callinan.
The touring show will hit Dublin, Bristol, Paris and Nantes – full details.