Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in The Guardian’s and Uncut’s best albums of last decade (worldwide, all genres), The Unthanks have an army of notable fans – Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Colin Firth, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Paul Morley, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby, to name but a few.
Definable only by their restless, peerless eccentricity, The Unthanks see folk music less as a style of music and more as a oral history that offers perspective on our own time. Their unique approach to storytelling straddles the complex relationship between modernism and learning from the past. Staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure may seem like polar opposites, yet they are easy bedfellows in the gentle hands of The Unthanks.
Intimate, epic, overflowing with feeling and musical intelligence
Rachel and Becky’s voices are one of the true wonders of 21st-century music
Haunting, original and magnificent
*Fees are £2.95 per ticket and £1.95 per transaction
Age restrictions: Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult, under 14s to be accompanied and in seated areas only
Latecomers will be admitted throughout
8pm The Young’uns
8.50pm The Unthanks
11pm Venue Curfew
Please note times are subject to change without notice.