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The Unthanks: The Songs And Poems Of Molly Drake

Andy Gill, The Independent, 24 May 2017

THE UNTHANKS' EARLY CELEBRITY as clog-dancing siblings has perhaps tainted the general impression of the sisters' music with an excessively rustic tinge. It's entirely unwarranted, of course: few of their contemporaries, within both folk music and the wider artistic spectrum, have such a keenly-honed ability to locate in a song the emotional essence that can, in just a single phrase or vocal elision, cut one to the quick.

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