The Unthanks

Sublime Tyneside sister-act, The Unthanks explore the traditional music and songs of the North East of England, shaping with otherworldly harmonies and audacious arrangements, whilst drawing on influences ranging from Steve Reich to Tom Waits.

Their eighth album, 2015’s Mount the Air, was released to huge critical acclaim, adding to their many plaudits, which include a Mercury Music Prize nomination and being the only British folk representation on The Guardian and Uncut’s selection of best albums from across the last decade, drawn from all genres and worldwide.

The Unthanks celebrated their first decade with a return to small, intimate spaces, having toured to many of the UK’s largest concert halls and garnering an army of notable followers, including Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, Radiohead, Ewan McGregor and Ade Edmondson.