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Okkervil River ‘Plan D’

Late last year Okkervil River, one of my favourite bands, gave their fans a nice Christmas present in the form of a free EP entitled ‘Golden Opportunities 2’. Typically, it’s a wonderful little gem, full of heartful and dramatic lofi numbers that compliment the much more polished and produced songs of their latest full-length release, ‘I Am Very Far’, very nicely indeed.

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Gig Review: Will Sheff @ The Toff, 16th October

Last night Will Sheff played an enthralling and fiercely intimate show at the Toff In Town that served as both the perfect companion gig to Friday night’s Okkervil River show as well as a fantastic night of live music in its own right.

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Gig Review: Okkervil River @ The Forum, 14th October

Last night Okkervil River played one of the most powerful, intense, and captivating gigs I have ever witnessed to an enthralled sold-out crowd at Melbourne’s idyllic Forum venue. Quite simply, it’s hard to imagine a show much better.

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Okkervil River Are Coming To Melbourne

Last night the Melbourne Festival unveiled its music lineup, and it has to be said that it’s quite impressive, featuring the likes of MONO, Aesop Rock, Black Dice, and Rat Vs Possum. By far of greatest interest however is that the lineup also includes none other than Okkervil River, one of my favourite bands.

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Album Review: Okkervil River ‘I Am Very Far’

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff is a former music critic, and it therefore comes as no surprise that his band has become somewhat of a critical darling. Okkervil River’s sixth album, ‘I Am Very Far’, is the first record that perhaps threatens this reputation. That isn’t to say it’s a bad album- quite the opposite is true in fact- but rather that it is less accessible, more raw, and less polished than pretty much anything else the Texan outfit have released to date.

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