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Album of the Month: The Unthanks - Sorrows Away

I always find it heartening that The Unthanks have risen to such national prominence, despite the fact they sing about starving bairns who live in coal sheds and can only find warmth by wrapping themselves in the shredded rags they steal from corpses hanging from gibbets. Their new album, however, sees them letting some light in. It’s a truly glorious and rousing listen, positively upbeat in places, and while they’re unlikely to be collaborating with Tiesto any time soon, this release, which is beautifully arranged, should see The Unthanks winning an even bigger following. RM

Released 21 October on Rabble Rouser Music