Tag: The Unthanks

Album | The Unthanks – Lines

Lines, a trilogy of song cycles from the Unthanks inspired by poetry and focusing on three female perspectives over time – World War One poets, Emily Bronte and Hull fishing worker Lillian Bilocca – is a staggering meeting of music…

News | The Unthanks return with Volume 4 of their Diversions & tour dates for Spring 2017

For Folks Sake favourites The Unthanks have announced their latest release, Diversions Volume 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake, set for release on May 26th 2017. Ostensibly a continuation of their exploitative work into the folk traditions, Songs of……

End Of The Road Festival 2015: Sufjan Stevens, Laura Marling, Marika Hackman, The Unthanks, This Is The Kit

It’s 3pm, a couple of days after the glorious End Of The Road Festival 2015 and I’m online buying early bird tickets for EOTR 2016. I’m diligently clicking and refreshing waiting for the link to explode into life so I…

Competition | Win tickets to The Unthanks’ 10th anniversary gig

It’s been a decade since The Unthanks first started making music as Rachel Unthank & the Winterset, and they continue to go from strength to strength – with their latest critically-acclaimed record Mount The Air winning them new fans. They…

News | The Unthanks: new single and Glastonbury appearance

Fronted by sisters Rachel and Becky, The Unthanks are an English folk group who are known for their unique blending of traditional folk tunes with other, eclectic sounds and influences. The band’s 8th studio album, Mount The Air, was released in…

Album | The Unthanks – Mount The Air

The Unthanks’ latest album is filled to the brim with the epic, the grandiose, and the fairytale-­esque. The finest moments of Mount The Air are perfect slices of modern folk, always with a nod to some of the genre’s greatest…

News | More 4 hosts folk night on Saturday 7th December

More 4 are hosting a folk night this Saturday 7th December with three programmes all about how excellent folk is. Clue: it’s REALLY excellent. Get Folked: The Great Folk Revival A documentary about ALL THE FOLK with interviews and performances…

#160 The Unthanks – The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw

Folk music in the truest sense, The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw tells the story of a 17-year-old girl’s life working in the mines. Based on the actual testimony Patience Kershaw gave to the Children’s Employment Commission in 1842, the song was…