One Inch Badge presents:

The Unthanks: How The Wild Wind Blows

May 1, 2017

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Performing the Songs and Poems of Molly Drake

VENUE CHANGE: Please note that this event will now take place at St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton, with doors at 7pm. All previously purchased tickets will remain valid.

On the surface, the 2013 release of Molly Drake’s work could easily have been perceived as just a curious footnote and jigsaw piece in explaining the enormous talent of Nick Drake. In the eyes of The Unthanks however, and increasingly amongst others, Molly’s work is extraordinary enough to rank alongside and independently of her brilliant son. With encouragement from the Drake musical estate and the full blessing and enthusiasm of celebrated actress Gabrielle Drake (Molly’s daughter and Nick’s sister) The Unthanks are sure to relish the opportunity. The Mercury nominated mavericks of British folk music are bound to treat the challenge with the same love and diligence for their subject as they did when reinterpreting the work of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnson's. This tour of her reimagined work will be accompanied by an album release of Molly Drake's work - Diversions Vol 4. - the latest in a growing line of intrepid projects by The Unthanks. Never intended for public release, Molly Drake’s recordings, made by her husband, were made at home and are of the time. In a climate where films, stories and music are being rehashed for spurious repeat exploitation, if ever a body of work actually merited reappraisal and fresh presentation, surely the work of Molly Drake is it. Her songs share plenty of common ground with her son’s - charming and bittersweet, yet dark and pensive.

The Unthanks: How The Wild Wind Blows
Date & Time: Mon 1 May, 7pm doors (formerly 8pm) at St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton
Tickets: £20 adv.

14+, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult