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The Unthanks


The Unthanks

Known for their timeless, unsentimental and quietly subversive tales of loss, fear, booze, brawls, abuse and sorrow, siblings Rachel and Becky Unthank are honest storytellers outside of time, forging links between folk worlds old, new and other.

It’s hard to imagine a British folk band with fans like Radiohead, Portishead, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby, but The Unthanks occupy a unique place in music.

Influenced as much by the minimalist eccentricity of Steve Reich, Antony & The Johnsons, Robert Wyatt and Miles Davis, as they are by their native North East England, multi-award winning The Unthanks have established themselves as one of the most innovative and critically acclaimed folk bands.

“Intimate, epic, overflowing with feeling and musical intelligence” (The Independent)

“once in a blue moon type of every now and again, you hear music that is so complete, so wonderful, unique and yet familiar that it stops you in your tracks. They have that blue moon magic about them, and they have it in spades” (BBC Music)

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