The Unthanks

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The Unthanks: Lines review – national treasures sing Emily Brontë and Maxine Peake
(Rabble Rouser)

Neil Spencer

17, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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On my radar: Rachel Unthank’s cultural highlights
The folk singer on Laura Veirs’s podcast about music and motherhood, Willy Vlautin’s band the Delines and the unexpected joy of book clubs

Kathryn Bromwich

03, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about kings
A regal list this week includes songs from Richard Thompson, Gilbert and Sullivan, Boy George and the Proclaimers

Chaz Cozens

21, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca review – Maxine Peake salutes Hull's wonder women
Peake reels us in with this winning story about the women who fought for fishermen’s rights, featuring folksy music by the Unthanks

Lyn Gardner

10, Nov, 2017 @2:58 PM

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The Unthanks: Diversions Vol 4: Songs and Poems of Molly Drake review – subtly heartbreaking

Jude Rogers

25, May, 2017 @6:00 PM

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Rachel Unthank: how I fell in love with the defiant songs of Nick Drake's mother Molly
She fled Burma and made it to Delhi on foot – where she discovered her voice. The singer of the Unthanks explains why the band fell for her spellbinding songs about heartbreak, loss, fragility and fear

Rachel Unthank

23, May, 2017 @5:48 PM

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The Unthanks: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake review – a natural fit

Neil Spencer

21, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Readers recommend: songs sung with accents - results
Northumbrian Unthanks to Welsh Le Bon, Jamaican Perry to Australian Barnett, RR’s SkippyisaCult traverses the globe for regional charm picked from last week’s topic


26, Nov, 2015 @12:09 PM

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Readers recommend: songs sung with accents | Peter Kimpton
Northern to southern, Cornish to Celtic, German to Icelandic, Geordie to Jamaican, delve for songs where the delivery and dialect is distinctive, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

19, Nov, 2015 @8:00 PM

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Various Artists: Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl review – an engrossing portrait
This centenary collection of Ewan MacColl covers serves brilliantly to show off his songwriting skills

Neil Spencer

25, Oct, 2015 @8:00 AM

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The place that inspires me: artist reveal their secret getaways
The roots of home, a wild escape… most creative types have a place that unlocks their imagination. We asked writers, musicians and artists to tell us about theirs

Interviews by Killian Fox, Corinne Jones and Joanne O'Connor

30, Aug, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Glastonbury 2015 verdict: Florence + the Machine, Kanye West, the Who and more
Florence Welch pulled out all the stops, while Kanye’s set was faltering and relatively restrained. But everyone was talking about the rapper – even Sunday’s closing act the Who, says Alexis Petridis

Alexis Petridis

29, Jun, 2015 @7:00 AM

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