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The Unthanks
01. One By One
02. Magpie
03. I'm Weary of Lying Alone
04. Geordie Wedding Set
05. Griesly Bride
06. Bees
07. Guard Yer Man Wheel
08. Poor Mum
09. Where've Yer Bin Dick
10. We Picked Apples In A Graveyard Freshly Mowed
11. Breed and Roses
12. Caught In A Storm
13. Farewell Shanty

The Unthanks move on from their recent orchestral explorations by going back to what they know and do best - singing in unaccompanied harmony. Recorded live across a five week tour, these are not live versions of songs made for a studio album. 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. The three have already established a band within a band in The Unthanks, with the success of haunting harmony signature pieces like Magpie, recently brought to wider attention by Mackenzie Crook s beautifully poignant series, Detectorists, and also through live collaborations with legendary Irish trio, Voice Squad. On this record, they fully explore their rich and unique vocal combinations, with brand new material and arrangements.

April 2020

The Unthanks - Diversions Vol. 5 - Live and Unaccompanied

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