Monday, February 20 2012
The Unthanks personify the connections and contradictions of what it means to be an outsider because of one’s sexuality, political radicalism, or just being sensitive soul in a hard, hard world.
Sunday, April 17 2011
The album’s thematic conceit is that we are experiencing the Last Days. There’s no reason to look ahead and every reason to reflect on the present and treasure the past.
Thursday, May 27 2010
Family bands have always an aural chemistry that seems especially suited to acoustic music. The Unthanks benefit from this. It gives their music the patina of authenticity and a sense of roots, even when they are singing tunes written by and for others.