the unthanks

NEWS: The Unthanks announce ‘Diversions Vol. 4’ and extensive tour

Folk duo The Unthanks are gearing up to release a brand new album. Diversions Vol. 4 – The Unthanks Perform the Songs and Poems of Molly Drake is set for release in April, and will see Rachel and Becky Unthank tackling the works of Molly Drake, mother of Nick Drake.  In the past, The Unthanks have already reworked the songs of Robert Wyatt and Anthony & The Johnsons, so it is unsurprising that the sisters have received the blessing of actress Gabrielle Drake, Molly’s daughter, to delicately and diligently reinterpret her work for a new audience.  The collection will undoubtedly cast more light on the bittersweet, pensive yet charming works of Molly Drake.

To coincide with the new release, the band are also heading out on a very extensive tour of the UK.  Due to the intimate nature of the songs, the sisters are choosing to travel to venues that are much smaller than those usually visited by The Unthanks.  Tickets for the dates are on sale now.  See all of The Unthanks’ upcoming tour dates by clicking here.

Listen to ‘Mount the Air’ from The Unthanks’ album of the same name below.

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