The Unthanks

Too often, British folk is presented as a dusty, morose thing—but Northumberland's Unthanks manage to preserve folk's mossy, ancient vibe, while adding something mesmeric, unsettling and seductive. Led by sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, they're beloved by Brit eccentric Robert Wyatt, and are currently signed to übercool label Rough Trade for a third album, Here's the Tender Coming. We guarantee you won't have heard anything quite like their gorgeous sound.