Life bumbles along, and months of not being able to listen to music come to an end, wrapped in the cashmere warmth of Mark Eitzel, the Unthanks and Hem. Here the Unthanks make good on their last album, complete with lovely spoken interludes. This is my most listened to album this year already.
Taken from the live album "Diversions, Vol. 1: The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnsons- Live from the Union Chapel, London", recorded at the end of last year whilst waiting to finish their new album it shows them to be as expert at taking ownership of contemporary songs as older folk songs and tales.
Listen: The Unthanks - You are my sister