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November 2009

Unthanks: sensational, wild, inspirational


The Unthanks Here's The Tender Coming (EMI)

The three adjectives in the headline are taken from Lucky Gilchrist, a spellbinding track on the Unthanks' new album that marks the death of a Glaswegian friend of Rachel Unthank, Gary Gilchrist. They could also apply to the album.

Here's The Tender Coming is the complete answer to those who cried "can't sing", "not folk", "commercial sellouts" and the rest during the strange debate - especially at Mudcat - that led to Salut! Live's gripping interview with Rachel 20 months ago.

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