The Unthanks, previously Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, are a folk band from the North East of England. The band has released nine albums to date, but this Christmas sees the release of their book: The Memory Book. Containing 200-pages The Memory Book is a documentation of the band’s life, with work from past members, awards ceremonies, pieces from childhood… The list is endless.
Most interestingly are the contributors involved with the book. Music journalist Paul Morley provides the foreword, with other pieces written by author Nick Hornby, actors Martin Freeman, Maxine Peake, Colin Firth, Stephen Mangan, Dawn French, and Ade Edmondson. Fellow musicians like Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll and Radiohead’s Phillip Selway also get in on the action.
The book offers an interesting insight into the last ten years of the band’s life and career.