New Release And Festival News: The Unthanks – How Wild The Wind Blows

How Wild The Wind Blows is the new track from The Unthanks, taken from their beautiful album Diversions Vol. 4 – The Songs And Poems Of Molly Drake

Take a listen below…

The Unthanks have also announced details of Home Gathering, a festival curated and presented by the Tyneside band. Returning for its 3rd edition this September, the event boasts another thrilling line-up across two stages in Newcastle’s Hoults Yard, once one of the most famous potteries in the world, located in Byker, a stones throw from Newcastle’s cultural Ouseburn quarter

Between funky, atmospheric indoor post-industrial venues, you may find yourself flash-mobbed by a swirling traditional dance team, or immersed in the throng of an impromptu chorus sing by members of The Unthanks, joining a masked children’s procession, or just taking some time out for top local food or hanging out at a gin or real ale bar. Festival highlights include a rare solo performance by the peerless Joan As Policewoman, the beguiling folktronica of Beth Orton and 6 Music favourites, Dutch Uncles. Political and socially conscious output comes from the poetic subversive funk of The Blockheads (celebrating 40 years), the cutting social commentary of folk singer Chris Wood and original rude boy Neville Staple who along with new material brings to Home Gathering the number one hits of The Specials, still as culturally relevant today as they were to turbulent late ’70’s Britain

The eclectic programme at Home Gathering is topped by an exclusive performance of The Bairns by Rachel Unthank & The Winterset, marking the 10th anniversary of the Mercury nominated album. Pianist Stef Conner appears to reform the Winterset, for one performance only. The album will be performed on the Sunday of Home Gathering, followed by the wonderful Beth Orton

Early bird tickets available until July 1st!


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