New Release: The Unthanks – Diversions: Volume 4

The Unthanks have announced news of their latest album, Diversions Volume 4: The Songs And Poems Of Molly Drake, set for release on May 26th

This fourth part of the Diversions work sees The Unthanks set music to the poems of Molly Drake, mother of the legendary songwriter Nick Drake and actress Gabrielle Drake, with the latter taking center-stage as she performs her mother’s poems over The Unthanks stunning music

In the sleeve notes, The Unthanks have also encouraged listeners to look up Molly’s original recordings both to hear more of her but also to hear more in this record, because it’s only by listening to Molly’s originals that a view of these interpretations can be gained

Check out the first release from Diversions Volume 4, in the form of What Can A Song Do To You?

In addition, Extras – an appendage to the album featuring a further 8 tracks – is available directly from the band’s website, where there are special bundle deals for the two records together. Vinyl, CD and digital download are all available, which come with a free instant grat track

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In addition, the band will head off round the UK soon…

April 18 – Newcastle Under Lyme, New Vic Theatre
19 – Manchester, RNCM
20 – Wrexham, William Aston Hall
21 – Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
22 – Edinburgh – The Queens Hall
23 – Berwick Upon Tweed, Maltings Theatre
26 – Birmingham, The Glee Club
27 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
28 – Basingstoke, The Anvil
29 – Cardiff, Tramshed
30 – Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire Music Centre
May 01 – Brighton, The Old Market
02 – Southampton, Turner Sims
03 – London, The Albany
06 – Clitheroe, The Grand
07 – Barrow In Furness, The Forum
10 – Runcorn, Brindley
11 – Leeds, City Varieties
12 – Leeds, City Varieties
13 – Stockton On Tees, ARC
14 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Theatre Royal
25 – Dublin, Vicar St
28 – London, The Barbican Milton Court
28 London, The Barbican Milton Court



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