Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Lovesong: The Unthanks: King of Rome

I love The Unthanks; their music is as authentic as you can get.
'Here's the Tender Coming' was one of my favorite albums of 2009.
Last night I caught them performing 'King of Rome' with the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band on the televised session from the Cambridge Folk Festival. 
Here is the same combination performing at the 2012 Folk Awards. 
It's taken from their new album 'Diversions 2' which you can buy here.
The voices are sublime; the arrangements guaranteed to activate the hairs on the back of your neck.

1 comment:

  1. Diversions 2 is my album of the year so far. It's brilliant. Or it could be Traces by Karine Polwart, also brilliant! Have advised our own Swansea singer Steve Balsamo to check out your stuff too, Trev. You should check out Steve's new project with Rosalie Deighton. Their first new video is just fantastic!!

    Nick Baker