The Unthanks

The Unthanks

Thursday 16 June 2022

Times: 7.30pm

Prices: £25.50 including £1.50 booking fee

Venue: The Apex

Booking information


Thursday 16 June 2022, 7.30pm


This event is promoted by The Apex

Event details

The Unthanks return to live touring after two years off the road.

They will be showcasing their forthcoming new album, 'Sorrows Away', which is their first non-project based record since their 2015 BBC Folk Album Of The Year, 'Mount The Air'.

The intervening seven years of projects has been colourful. The Unthanks have both scaled up to symphonic levels with Charles Hazelwood and the BBC Proms, scaled down to the unaccompanied singing they grew up with for Diversions Vol 5, written six scarecrow soundtracks for Mackenzie Crook’s beautiful adaptation of Worzel Gummidge, and interpreted the work of female writers including Emily Bronte, Molly Drake and Maxine Peake.

Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Miles Davis, Steve Reich, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Antony & The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits can be heard in the band’s fourteen records to date, earning them a Mercury Music Prize nomination and international acclaim along the way. The Unthanks will play songs from across this repertoire, in addition to tracks from new album, 'Sorrows Away', with a five-piece line-up.

Descriptions of The Unthanks range variously from “music that asks you to consider everything you know and unthink it”, to “a take on tradition that flips so effortlessly between jazz, classical, ambiet and post-rock, it makes any attempt to put a label on them a waste of time”.

Their approach to storytelling makes easy bedfellows of tradition and adventure, direct social commentary and sophisticated harmony, heart-breaking empathy and glacial minimalism, earning them an army of writer and performer admirers including Mackenzie Crook, Maxine Peake, Nick Hornby, Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Robert Wyatt, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Adrian Edmondson, Stephen Mangan, Colin Firth and many more.

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Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £25.50
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Price includes £1.50 booking fee

This event is promoted by The Apex

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