It’s been a while since Hither Thither, O Emperor‘s debut album. Late last night (well, around 9pm) the Waterford group put up on Bandcamp two new songs which combine as a double-A side single. Lead track ‘Electric Tongues’ is reminiscent of early Villagers, building around a guitar that grows over the course of the track. ‘Erman Gou’, meanwhile, has the better artwork, above, and is a gentler, more reflective number, filled with a stream of consciousness series of sentences. The single is brimming with confidence, and why shouldn’t it be? O Emperor achieved plenty in their first few years of existence, including playing with an orchestra. It’s only going to continue. Expect a few Irish dates in October and November. The single will be available to download from November 1, and you can pre-order it here.