Easey Street Sessions: The Unthanks

The Unthanks sessions
The Unthanks sessions

Listen back to What the Folk! with Susi Lanagan for a live set from The Unthanks.

British folk group The Unthanks took shape in 2004 under the name ‘Rachel Unthank & the Winterset’. Formed by sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, the Winterset released two albums and earned a loyal following in the UK before switching monikers in 2009. With a slightly different lineup in place, one that featured Rachel’s husband, pianist Adrian McNally, as well as fiddler Niopha Keegan and guitarist Chris Price, The Unthanks released their debut album ‘Here’s the Tender Coming’ that same year.

Listen back to What the Folk! with Susi Lanagan for a live set from The Unthanks.

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The Unthanks announce first new album in seven years with lead single “The Bay Of Fundy”

The Unthanks are back with news of their first new studio album in seven years, Sorrows Away, and have unveiled “The Bay Of Fundy” as the first preview of the record.

“The Bay Of Fundy” was originally written in 1975 by Gordon Bok, and has been reinvented by The Unthanks as the lead outing from their Sorrows Away album.

Sorrows Away will be The Unthanks’ first new studio album in seven years, after 2015’s Mount the Air. Since then, they’ve released Archive Treasures 2005–2015, paid tribute to Molly Drake with The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake, and more.

“The Bay Of Fundy” is out now. The Unthanks’ Sorrows Away album will arrive in autumn, and is available to pre-order now.

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