The Unthanks are an English folk band from Northumbria, consisting of front woman Rachel Unthank and her sister Becky, as well as violin-player Niopha Keegan, and multi-instrumentalists Adrian McNally and Chris Price.
Formed in 2004, as Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, the band released two albums, before changing their lineup and name. They released ‘Here's the Tender Coming’ in 2009, followed by ‘Last’ in 2011. They then embarked on their Diversions series releasing ‘The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnsons’ in 2011, ‘The Unthanks with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band’ and ‘Songs from the Shipyards’ both in 2012. In 2015 the band released ‘Mount the Air’ and an archive recordings collection, followed by ’Diversions Vol 4. - The Unthanks Perform The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake’, in April 2017.
The Unthanks have confirmed the extensive 'Unaccompanied, As We Are' UK tour for spring, which sees the trio sing a completely acoustic set. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.