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The Unthanks

Friday 26 April at 7:30 pm

Online ticket £24.75 (includes £2.25 online booking fee)

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The Unthanks – Unaccompanied, As We Are.

Where does a band go, after a symphonic journey that peaks with orchestral performances at the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall? Back to the beginning

of course. Before fronting one of the most artistically brave and revered bands working today, Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank grew up singing songs

without accompaniment, in weaving, unschooled vocal harmony. As if to prove that creativity should never be about ambition or aspiration, The Unthanks move on from their recent orchestral explorations by going back to what they know and do best -singing in unaccompanied harmony – joined on this tour by Unthanks member

Niopha Keegan to make a vocal trio. The three have already established a bandwithin a band in The Unthanks, with the success of haunting harmony signature pieces like Magpie, recently brought to wider attention by Mackenzie Crook’s

beautifully poignant series, Detectorists. On this tour, they fully explore their rich andunique vocal combinations, with brand new material and arrangements, alongside more familiar Unthanks material. Believing unaccompanied song to be a

performance art of storytelling and communication, instead of recording a studioalbum, each show will be recorded and there will be chance at shows to pre-order a forthcoming album compiled from live performances on this tour.

“They run from the root of folk music to the very tip of the branch.” Elvis Costello

“There are few times when you hear an album or discover a band and they stalk

immediately to the heart of everything you love and hold dear.” Maxine Peake “The

Unthanks are capable of such beauty that sometimes I can hardly bear to listen to

them. And sometimes, when I know I need it, I’ll listen to them to open me up and

clean me out.” Martin Freeman


The Unthanks sing Magpie on Later With Jools Holland:









Friday 26 April
7:30 pm
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