Ciaran Lavery’s Let Bad In is one of the finest Irish albums of the year (more on that later today), and ‘Okkervil River’ is an immediate standout.
Let Bad In feels less like a singer-songwriter record and more like an assured and well-arranged version of Lavery’s established craft. Lavery has also imbued his material with extra sonic details taken from found sounds and old VHS tapes, which support the album’s theme of childhood and a loss of innocence.
The video for ‘Okkervil River’ then by Daniel Holmes puts Emily Lamey as the central protaganist singing the track.
Director Holmes says:
The “Okkervil River” video was a close collaboration between myself, actress Emily Lamey, and cinematographer Kevin Treacy. One of Ciaran’s strengths as a songwriter is his ability for his song’s themes to emerge in a way that’s evocative without being too obvious. Without saying too much in the way of explanation, this is what largely informed my approach to the video and it’s a testament to Ciaran’s writing that every image and idea in the video emerged as naturally as it did.
Wednesday 5 October 2016: DUBLIN – THE SUGAR CLUB
Tickets: €17.00 inclusive of booking fee from Ticketmaster.ie or 0818 719300
Thursday 6 October 2016: DUNDALK – SPIRIT STORE
Tickets: €10.00 plus booking fee from Spirit Store
Friday 7 October 2016: CORK – CYPRUS AVENUE
Tickets: €12.50 plus booking fee from Cyprus Avenue
Saturday 8 October 2016>: KILKENNY – CLEERE’S
Tickets: €13.00 plus booking fee
Sunday 9 October 2016: GALWAY – ROISIN DUBH
Tickets: €10 members/€12 non-members from Roisin Dubh