Now here’s a beautiful thing to brighten up an Autumn or Winter’s evening. Mount The Air is the first single from the new album of the same name by The Unthanks.

Mount The Air is based on a traditional Dorset song, found by Becky Unthank, and written by her and pianist and producer Adrian McNally. Together they have created a combination of jazz and folk that demands to be savoured. The video to the track is made by acclaimed animator Nick Murray Willis.

Mount The Air is released on their own label, RabbleRouser Music, on 9th Feb 2015; the single is out on 8th Dec 2014.

You can pre-order both the album and the single from The Unthanks’ website, here.

The Unthanks will put Mount The Air on tour with a 10-piece ensemble in Feb/March 2015:

21 Feb Southampton Turner Sims

22 Feb Exeter Corn Exchange

24 Feb Yeovil Octagon Theatre

25 Feb Bristol Colston Hall

26 Feb Cardiff St George’s Hall

27 Feb Nottingham Albert Hall

28 Feb Sheffield City Hall

01 Mar Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

03 Mar Bury St Edmunds The Apex

04 Mar Brighton Dome

05 Mar Ashford Revelation St Mary’s

06 Mar Norwich Open

07 Mar London The Roundhouse

08 Mar Warwick Arts Centre

10 Mar Leeds Irish Centre

11 Mar Manchester The Ritz

12 Mar Dublin National Concert Hall

13 Mar Belfast Empire

14 Mar Newcastle City Hall

19 Mar Middlesbrough Town Hall

20 Mar Edinburgh Queens Hall