We're not sure where Conor O'Brien has spent the last three months but he's released Long Hot Scary Summer as Villagers' new single. Watch it here.

The animated video for the song was made by Bristol-based studio Hi-Sim and is taken from Villagers’ most recent album Darling Arithmetic.

Villagers play the Electric Picnic this Sunday, September 6 and today they also announced an extensive North American tour for the autumn, firstly as special guest to Paul Weller, followed by dates with John Grant.

Conor O’Brien has also been invited to perform again as part of In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited, a homage to the director which premiered at The Barbican in London in 2014 and makes it return at Dublin's NCH on November 18 with performances from Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Jehnny Beth (Savages), Cibo Matto, Stealing Sheep, Sophia Brous and Kirin Callinan.