The musical landscape of The Unthanks is best described as empathetic stories of love, loss, birth, death, brawls and booze that make for a rollercoaster ride through the human condition.
Rachel and Becky Unthank's unadorned, folk club singing upbringing is set against otherworldly musical pictures, exhibiting influences that range from from Steve Reich to Miles Davies, Martin Hayes to Robert Wyatt, Portishead to Sufjan Stevens. It’s hard to conceive how music could sound so traditional and adventurous at once.
The Mercury Music Prize-nominated Tyneside sisters' new album Last has recently been released and is already attracting excitement and admiration. It is the follow-up to the hugely popular Here’s The Tender Coming, which featured in The Guardian and Uncut’s 'Best Albums of the Year' and was awarded Mojo Magazine's 'Folk Album of the Year'.
'Haunting, original and magnificent' - The Guardian
'supernaturally ancient and defiantly modern, as coldly desolate as achingly intimate' - Paul Morley
'Intimate, epic, overflowing with feeling and musical intelligence' - The Independent
Trembling Bells' music attempts to reanimate the psychic landscapes of Great Britain and relocate them to some mythic land where basic human crises are encountered and conquered. The band's second release in 2010, Abandoned Love is their most effective synthesis of early music modes, country music, British folk and classic rock. Their third album is due for release in Spring 2011.
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