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Sorrows Away

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Limited Edition A5 CD Book w/24 page booklet - 1 per customer - £21.99 | Buy

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Perhaps you heard? The most important and best loved British folk group in the last 20 years have been on the road since mid-April 2022 showcasing Sorrows Away....
the unthanks

Diversions Vol.5 - Live And Unaccompanied

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we’re super grateful for this spellbinding live performance from The Unthanks, as they return to their roots by singing brand new songs in unaccompanied h...
the unthanks

Lines - Part One: LillianBilocca

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Lines is a trilogy of song cycles from the adored duo and friends, with very different subjects but each inspired by poetry and focused on a different female pe...
the unthanks

archive treasures (2005-2015)

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In quiet, understated celebration of their 10th anniversary, The Unthanks release a 76 minute CD of rarities, exclusive live tracks, demos and outtakes.
Nowhere And Everywhere
  1. Captain Bover
  2. The Natural Urge
  3. Seven Tears
  4. O Mary, Will You Go?
  5. What Maks Makems
  6. Red Wine Promises
  7. Robert Kay
  8. Lord Bateman
  9. Horoumarye
  10. The King

Unthank : Smith

Nowhere And Everywhere

Billingham Records
  • lp

    Released: 17th Jan 2023

  • cd

    Released: 17th Jan 2023

    out of stock

a therapeutically mesmerising debut album of harmony-laden folk kicks off the new collaboration between the unthanks’ rachel unthank & maximo park’s paul smith.

With 'Nowhere and Everywhere', Unthank & Smith, both from England’s North East, and foremost talents in their respective fields, set out to collect songs and pen originals that claw at the beating heart of the region. Though Rachel Unthank has been immersed in the folk world from childhood, Paul Smith’s route towards folk began in his teens with a love of Martin Carthy, Karen Dalton, Nick Drake and Bert Jansch, especially their fingerstyle guitar-playing. Echoes of that approach can be heard throughout this album, albeit simplified and merged with a more direct sound akin to US avant-rock acolytes of the ‘60s folk revival like Gastr Del Sol and David Pajo. Two North-Eastern Mercury Prize-nominated artists from different musical worlds find common ground with an exploratory merging of voices and acoustic sounds. After first meeting backstage at an Africa Express show in Middlesbrough Town Hall, Paul approached Rachel to see if she would like to sing together, given his interest in folk music and their regional connections. As one of two lead singers of The Unthanks, Rachel Unthank has dedicated much of her career to celebrating folk songs by writers little known beyond the North East, such as Graeme Miles, whose 'Horumarye' appears on the album. Rachel's knowledge of traditional song allowed them to quickly add material to the original songs Paul was writing, in addition to 'Seven Tears', a rare Unthank original, inspired by Norse mythology. They performed together as part of Lauren Laverne's Great Northern Soundtrack at the 2018 Great Exhibition of the North, as well as recording a live session for Laverne's BBC6 Music show. Co-produced by David Brewis of Field Music, this raw and atmospheric album features Faye MacCalman of emerging avant-jazz group Archipelago on clarinet, and exploratory drums by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy/Alasdair Roberts collaborator Alex Neilson, of Trembling Bells (cult) fame.