Will Sheff (Okkervil River) | Future Yard

We are thrilled to be hosting bandleader Will Sheff on the Future Yard stage in 2023, as takes a break from Okkervil River, letting his band drift out to sea with the new LP Nothing Special, a rich and cinematic collection of songs that marks the acclaimed indie songwriter’s first release under his own name. Written through a period of painful loss and deep transformation and recorded with a mix of old friends and new collaborators (including singer/songwriter Christian Lee Hutson, Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith, and Death Cab For Cutie pianist Zac Rae), the record represents more than just a change in name; it’s an act of liberation and self-determination, an emotionally raw reckoning with grief, identity, and hope that blurs the lines between fiction and autobiography, surrealism and humour, stoicism and a deepening spirituality. You can experience every emotion live with us on 2nd March 2023.

Tickets on sale now. 

Will Sheff (Okkervil River)

Formed in Austin, TX, Sheff’s band Okkervil River have embraced both frenetic rock and cerebral complexity as bandmates came and went over its twenty year run, but the group’s north star always remained firmly fixed in Sheff’s emotional vocals and striking lyrics, which could turn even the most seemingly mundane observations into profound philosophical revelations. NPR hailed the New Hampshire native’s “dazzling” way with words, while Pitchfork declared him “one of indie rock’s most ambitious thinkers,” and The New York Times raved that he “writes like a novelist.”

Future Yard presents
Will Sheff (Okkervil River)
Thursday 2nd March 2023
Doors 7pm
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £20 advance

Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open 4pm-9pm.
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