The Unthanks
MUSIC
DIVERSIONS VOL. 5 - LIVE AND UNACCOMPANIED SPECIAL FILM EDITION ()
Diversions Vol. 5 - Live And Unaccompanied, was recording on the Spring Tour this year across 30 venues. This special edition includes the film As We Go, an atmospheric and beautifully shot account of life on the road, through the eyes of filmmaker Ainslie Henderson. The film features concert highlights, behind the scenes footage, family life and special performances during soundchecks and in found spaces, in and outdoor during the tour, all exclusive to the film and only available on DVD as part of this special edition of Diversions Vol 5 - Live And Unaccompanied.
DIVERSIONS VOL. 5 - LIVE AND UNACCOMPANIED ()
The Unthanks move on from their recent orchestral explorations by going back to what they know and do best - singing in unaccompanied harmony. Recorded live across a five week tour, these are not live versions of songs made for a studio album. Treating unaccompanied song as a performance art in storytelling that requires an audience, these are the definitive versions!
LINES - THE COMPLETE TRILOGY ()
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Lines is a trilogy of song cycles inspired by poetry, focusing on three female perspectives across time - writer Emily Brontë, World War One poets, and British Hull fishing worker Lillian Bilocca. Buy the set in neat slipcase direct from us and receive an exclusive extra Emily Brontë track.
LINES PART ONE LILLIAN BILOCCA ()
Lines written by Maxine Peake, music by Adrian McNally, performed by The Unthanks for the Hull City of Culture site specific theatre piece, The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca.
LINES - PART TWO WORLD WAR ONE ()
Lines taken from WW1 poems and letters made into song with contributions by Adrian McNally, Sam Lee and Tim Dalling.
LINES - PART THREE - EMILY BRONTË ()
A collection of ten poems by Emily Bronte, turned into song by Unthanks pianist Adrian McNally. Commissioned by the Bronte Society to mark Emily’s 200th Birthday, written and recorded on her original piano in The Parsonage where she grew up, performed with bandmates Rachel and Becky Unthank.
DIVERSIONS VOL. 4 - THE SONGS AND POEMS OF MOLLY DRAKE (DIGITAL) ()
MP3 or WAV download, includes all artwork and sleeve notes in the form of a PDF Digital Booklet
DIVERSIONS VOL. 4 - THE SONGS AND POEMS OF MOLLY DRAKE (CD) ()
(15 track album) RRM016 / RRM016LP
DIVERSIONS VOL. 4 - THE SONGS AND POEMS OF MOLLY DRAKE (VINYL) ()
Includes card to redeem MP3 or WAV downloads
DIVERSIONS VOL. 4 - THE SONGS AND POEMS OF MOLLY DRAKE - EXTRAS (DIGITAL) ()
MP3 or WAV download, includes all artwork and sleeve notes in the form of a PDF Digital Booklet
DIVERSIONS VOL. 4 - THE SONGS AND POEMS OF MOLLY DRAKE - EXTRAS (CD) ()
(8 track appendage to the album) RRM017 / RRM017EP
DIVERSIONS VOL. 4 - THE SONGS AND POEMS OF MOLLY DRAKE - EXTRAS (VINYL) ()
Includes card to redeem MP3 or WAV downloads
ARCHIVE TREASURES (2005-2015) ()
In quiet, understated celebration of their 10th anniversary, The Unthanks release a 76 minute CD of rarities, exclusive live tracks, demos and outtakes. It is the only item available for individual purchase from The Unthanks Memory Box - a limited edition 10th anniversary box of Unthanks treasure, including this CD, a live DVD, 3 books, a 7” single, prints, postcard and photos, all hand-finished and signed by the band.
MOUNT THE AIR (ALBUM) (2015)
DIVERSIONS VOL 3 - SONGS FROM THE SHIPYARDS (2013)
"They’re never better than when singing about dignity in the face of adversity. Every crushed knuckle and slide down a slipway is elegantly evoked. There really is no better folk band in the land" Q Magazine

"A riveting, rigorously unsentimental yet deeply moving experience. It’s surely a future classic." Songlines
DIVERSIONS VOL 2 - THE UNTHANKS WITH BRIGHOUSE AND RASTRICK BRASS BAND (2012)
"easily the band's best and most mature album to date" Daily Express

"The Unthanks' boldest experiment yet" The Guardian
DIVERSIONS VOL 1 - THE SONGS OF ROBERT WYATT AND ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS (2011)
"Quite simply, Antony & The Johnsons and I have been blessed by angels. If I had to take a single summary of what Alfie and I have being doing over the years to the proverbial desert island I wouldn't take one of our own records. I'd take the crystal clear interpretations of The Unthanks."
Robert Wyatt
LAST (2011)
"their fourth and best album.. bewitching and hugely ambitious" Q

"The Unthanks seem to regard folk music the same way Miles Davis regarded jazz: as a launchpad for exploring the wider possibilities.. a bleakly beautiful record" Uncut

"gorgeously unhurried, utterly mesmerising masterpiece." Sunday Express

"Just beautiful" Lauren Laverne
HERE'S THE TENDER COMING (2009)
- Uncut and The Guardian Top 50 Albums of the Year
- Folk Album of the Year, Mojo Magazine

"Even more satisfying, compelling and varied than the Mercury-nominated The Bairns. Haunting, original and magnificent" The Guardian

"Absolutely exquisite. A real work of art. I will be playing it at least forever" Paul Morley
THE BAIRNS (2007)
Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2008

"The Bairns is a bewitching, dream-like, down-to-earth masterpiece" Paul Morley, The Observer Albums of the Year

"a magical album…a work of towering quality" The Telegraph

"Quite possibly the folk album of this generation" Rock’nReel (R2)
CRUEL SISTER (2005)
"joyous…refreshingly forthright and in-yer-face" Mojo Magazine Folk Album of the Year 2005

"Simply gripping..their ambition knows no bounds..such a gratifying album" fROOTS

"Beautiful, beautiful music" Phil Jupitus