“..a rare, undisciplined magic..this is another formidable work” fRoots
“Absolutely exquisite. A real work of art. I will be playing it at least forever” Paul Morley
“When confronted with music as splendid as this, it’s easy to be swept along on a wave of purple prose. “Beautiful”, “haunting”, and “beguiling” are all words that spring easily to mind whilst listening to this astonishing record..even such effusive descriptions drastically undersell” BBC Music Reviews
“My favorite county record of 2009. The county of Northumberland, that is. The supernatural singing from Rachel and Becky Unthank and the lovely arrangements are three reasons to hear this wonderful album.” Elvis Costello
Following on from their Mercury Prize nomination, Rachel and Becky returned with a name tweak (The Unthanks), revised line-up and a brand new album that rested not one jot on the sound that earned them the only British folk entry in The Guardian’s and Uncut’s Albums of the Decade.The album earned the band their first appearance on Later With Jools Holland, and they toured it across the world. Having produced and arranged much of the first two albums, Adrian McNally finally took to the piano stool, allowing Stef Conner to return to finish the final year of her PHD, having kept her studies going while playing over 100 shows in the shoes of departed Winterset member Belinda O’Hooley.