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Teesside storytellers Nel Unlit have unleashed the second single to be taken from their forthcoming Wake For The Dreaming project.

Unhung was recorded and produced by Field Music’s Peter and David Brewis at their Brighter Sound residency, and the song is released on the marvellous Teesside DIY label Spooker Rekkids. Telling the story of a hangman, offered the job as a stay of his own execution, it’s a delightful acoustic number replete with strings, keyboards and drama hanging on each near-whispered vocal line.

The group’s concept album is planned for a late 2018/early 2019 release, and is based on the graphic novel World’s End by celebrated fantasy/horror author Neil Gaiman. They describe the project as “a celebration of storytelling and its power to soothe and inspire in times of crisis.”

Considering the calibre of musicianship involved in Nel Unlit, which consists of former General Sherman cohorts Jon Horner and Clare Hargan, with Ben Robinson from Northern Ireland’s Sullivan and Gold, we’re pretty certain that it’ll be a release worth waiting for.

Catch them in all their live glory at two gigs this month: The Old Cinema Launderette in Durham (supporting Martin Stevenson) on Thursday 15th and ARC, Stockton (supporting Harri Endersby) on Saturday 17th February.

 

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