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Unthanks, The

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The Unthanks: Folk is the new punk

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, October 2009

The Unthanks have made fans of people who never thought they'd like folk. The secret of their success? Raw authenticity. John Lewis tells how folk ...

The Unthanks play Robert Wyatt and Antony and the Johnsons, Union Chapel, Islington

Live Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 13 December 2010

RACHEL AND BECKY UNTHANK have often covered songs by Robert Wyatt or Antony Hegarty in their live set, so it was a simple step to ...

The Unthanks: Last

Review by Ben Myers, The Quietus, 23 March 2011

FOLK MUSIC GETS A HARD RAP in the UK. In the US it's different. Far from being the subject of derision, the long standing American ...

The Unthanks: Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 29 March 2011

THE UNTHANKS' startling folk has all the eerie power of their native Northumbria's coast. Backed by trumpet, drums and a female string section reminiscent of ...

The Unthanks: Last

Review by Graeme Thomson, Uncut, April 2011

The Northumbrian five-piece shatter folk's borders, as this expansive yet austere fourth proves. THE UNTHANKS SEEM to regard folk music the same way Miles Davis regarded ...

The Unthanks: The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnsons

Review by Martin Aston,, November 2011

ON THE SURFACE, there is little connection between cherished Brit icon Robert Wyatt and cherished icon-in-the-making Antony Hegarty beyond the fact The Unthanks covered a ...

The Unthanks: The Songs And Poems Of Molly Drake

Review by 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, ...


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