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The Unthanks

15/8/15 – The Unthanks – Live In Stockholm – Kultur Fest – 2015

From Gateshead to Gustav Adolf’s Square in Stockholm, Rachel and Becky – The Unthanks sisters and their band, grace us with their presence, their North Eastern accents, their clog dancing and their wonderfully miserable songs of intimate loss and despair. The band – drums, bass, piano, trumpet and a four-piece string section would fit perfectly as […]


7/3/15 – The Unthanks – Flutter – 2015

The prolific Unthank sisters return with their eighth album in ten years, Mount The Air. Younger sister Becky sings Flutter, an odd mix of Northern Folk and contemporary musical experimentation making old instruments sound new. Becky’s accent grounds the song in northern Folk tradition but with a busy drum beat and cinematic strings they have found […]

The Unthanks 2011

2/3/15 – The Unthanks – Starless – 2011

The Unthanks are sisters Rachel and Becky from Northumberland. Originally the band was known as Rachel Unthank And The Winterset and consisted of Rachel, Becky, Belinda O’Hooley on piano and Jackie Oates on viola. They released their debut album in 2005 and it won Mojo magazine’s award as Folk Album Of The Year. A second album followed […]