One of the most exciting contemporary folk bands in the country is set to bring their mellifluous sounds to The Point.
The Unthanks – Mercury Music Prize nominated sisters Rachel and Becky Unthanks – will be at the Eastleigh venue as part of a select Intimate Evening With… series of performances.
This intimate evening will give audiences the opportunity to get intimate with one of the most original and inventive bands on the folk circuit today.
Fast becoming the most talked about band on the folk scene following their critically-acclaimed album Tender Coming, The Unthanks blend emphatic stories of love, loss. Birth, death, brawls and booze with an eclectic sound that has been described as “coming along once in a blue moon”.
Drawing from their folk-club upbringing (their parents both sing in bands) on Tyneside, The Unthanks draw from a kaleidoscope of influences from Steve Reich and Miles Davies to Portishead and Sufjan Stevens.
Occupying a unique ground, The Unthanks fuse traditional with contemporary, painting an altogether otherwordly musical sound. This is one band that deservedly has a “one-not-to-miss” tag.
The Unthanks will be supported by Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell who will be performing songs from their debut album, Kite.
An Intimate Evening With The Unthanks, with support from Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell will be staged at The Point in Eastleigh on April 18. For tickets, call the box office on 023 8065 2333 or visitwww.thepointeastleigh.co.uk.