Divs Vol 5 – Live and Unaccompanied


2020 Rabble Rouser Music RRM022

“Unbelievably spellbinding, combining intensity and a sure control of both dynamics and technique, allied intuitively to their inborn grasp of the oral tradition.” Dave Kidman, Folk Radio

Includes: Magpie – One By One – We Picked Apples In The Graveyard Freshly Mown – Bread and Roses

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Recorded live across a five week tour in March and April 2019, The Unthanks go back to what they know and do best – singing in unaccompanied harmony. Technically it’s a live album, but most of the songs on it do not feature on studio records. Treating unaccompanied song as a performance art in storytelling that requires an audience, these are the definitive versions!

Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank grew up singing songs, in weaving, unschooled vocal harmony,  without accompaniment. They are joined by Unthanks member Niopha Keegan to make a vocal trio. On this record, they fully explore their rich and unique vocal combinations, with brand new material and arrangements.

The Special Film Edition includes As We Go on DVD – an atmospheric and beautifully shot account of life on the road, through the eyes of filmmaker Ainslie Henderson. 

Watch the promo for the album here.

Watch One By One featuring footage from As We Go.

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