The Unthanks tickets

The Unthanks Tickets

The Unthanks Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Thursday 27th April 2017

The Unthanks - How Wild The Wind Blows (Performing the Songs and Poems of Molly Drake) Tramshed, Cardiff

Saturday 29th April 2017

The Unthanks - How Wild The Wind Blows St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton

Monday 1st May 2017

Performing at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2017 West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury

Friday 25th August 2017 - Monday 28th August 2017
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The UnthanksCorn ExchangeCambridge19:30View
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The Unthanks - How Wild The Wind BlowsTramshedCardiff19:30View
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Performing atShrewsbury Folk Festival 2017West Midlands ShowgroundShrewsburyView
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“I'm glad to be around at the same time as them. They make my heart beat faster.” Martin Freeman
“It hits you in your soul, rather than you head. I love them.” Ade Edmondson
“There really is no better folk band in the land” Q Magazine

The Unthanks cap both 10 years and a remarkable year with back to back London shows, one seated, one standing, both with their full 10 piece ensemble.
In wall-to-wall four and five star reviews, this year’s Mount the Air has been described as “quite simply, a masterpiece”, “music that asks you to consider everything you know and un-think it”, “an epic that Sigur Rós or Elbow would be proud of”, “folk on a different level - airborne, perhaps”, “the first truly jaw-dropping al-bum of 2015”, “both wildly experimental and comfortably familiar”, “gorgeously orchestrated”, “one of the best records I’ve ever reviewed”, “kind of beautiful, kind of blue”, and “beautiful yet stark, orchestral yet in-timate, clever yet with simple purity, dark yet kissed with light, ascendant yet earthy and rooted.”

Rather than embarking on some grand celebration, The Unthanks are quietly marking their 10th anniversary with just a handful of shows, their feeling being that if folk music is a lifelong pursuit, 10 years is just a drop in the ocean. And in the same respect, rather than putting out an exploitative ‘best of’, there will instead be a release of rarities. live recordings, memorabilia and unreleased material, coinciding with the tour.

Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in The Guardian’s and Un-cut’s best albums of last decade (worldwide, all genres), The Unthanks have an army of notable fans, in-cluding actor Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Colin Firth, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, members of Portishead and Radiohead, Dawn French, Paul Morley, Ewan McGregor, Stephan Man-gan, Al Murray, Ade Edmondson and Nick Hornby. The Unthanks is a family affair for Tyneside sisters Ra-chel and Becky Unthank, with Rachel married to pianist, producer, arranger and composer, Adrian McNally. Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Steve Reich, Miles Davis, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Antony & The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits can be heard in the band’s 8 albums to date, including Mount The Air, released to huge critical acclaim earlier this year.


“It’s quite a rare thing now. They’ve really got everything you could want from music. And I’m very fussy.” Robert Wyatt
“If there was such a thing still as having a favourite band like in the old days, I’d say they were my favourite band.” Paul Morley
“Rachel and Becky's voices are one of the true wonders of 21st-century music" NME
"The Unthanks seem to regard folk music the same way Miles Davis regarded jazz: as a launch pad for exploring the wider possibilities.” Uncut
‘Intimate, epic, overflowing with feeling and musical intelligence’ The Independent
“It is their ability to pare back extraneous matter and to stare unflinchingly into the very soul of a song that makes them a spellbinding experience" BBC Music
“Just beautiful” Lauren Laverne
“Haunting, original and magnificent” The Guardian

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