Okkervil River Announce UK Tour
The Texans hit Britain this November…
Austin, Texas' finest Okkervil River return to the UK this November for a string of dates around the UK.
The band, led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Will Sheff, released their sixth full-length studio album I Am Very Far to rave reviews in May this year.
The group have also just revealed the video for new single Your Past Life As A Blast, which you can watch right here, and Sheff has been talking about what inspired both the track and its video.
“The lyrics to ‘Your Past Life As A Blast’ deal with a lot of different things and in a kind of disarranged way, but it felt to me like it was the sweetest moment on the record, a moment of nostalgia and tenderness and sunniness.
"When I was writing the lyrics, certain images flashed in my head, and some of those images were specifically from my childhood, or of the way I remember earliest childhood feeling to me.
“Like many kids of the late 70s and early 80s, my dad was often hovering around with a Super 8 camera, filming my mom and me and – as time passed – my younger brother and sister.
"I thought it would be cool to use actual footage of those memories in the video itself, to make a really personal kind of rock video.
"I worked with the video's editor to turn my dad’s home movies into a short condensed film of someone’s childhood, a little home-movie music video, about moms and dads and kids, and how it felt."
Okkervil River play the following dates next month, make sure you get your tickets here.
OKKERVIL RIVER UK TOUR DATES
11/19/11 Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
11/20/11 Manchester, UK - Sound Control
11/21/11 Bristol, UK - Trinity
11/22/11 London, UK – Koko