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THE LITTLE UNSAID: The Little Unsaid began life when West-Yorkshire born producer and songwriter John Elliott started recording music in his garage with an old PC and a £5 microphone. In the years that followed the band has toured the UK and Europe extensively, performed at major festivals including Glastonbury, and received regular radio play from the likes of Guy Garvey and Iggy Pop on BBC 6 Music. In 2017 The Little Unsaid won the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing music creators and received mentoring from Gilles Peterson and Four Tet.
With John joined by regular collaborators Tim Heymerdinger (drums), Alison D’Souza (strings and FX), Mariya Brachkova (Moog bass and backing vocals), The Little Unsaid signed with Reveal Records and released Atomise in 2019. The album was met with across-the-board critical acclaim and the cathartic performances on the launch tour cemented the band’s reputation as a must-see rising live act.
The Little Unsaid recently completed their latest album, made during various periods of chaos and lockdown throughout 2020. It is due for release on Reveal Records in 2021, with live shows to follow later in the year.
‘Bold and different’– The Guardian 9/10
‘A stunning interpretation of contemporary chaos…a gorgeous whiplash of delirium and hazy reveries.’ – The Line of Best Fit ★★★★★
‘Mesmeric. Atmospheric. Totally beguiling.’ –RnR (R2) Magazine
‘A beautiful, bleak, progressive, symphonic, poetic, technically clever and at times heartbreaking masterpiece.’ – FATEA ★★★★★
‘A chronicler of very real and very difficult human emotions…a perfect synthesis of hope and catharsis…perhaps his darkest and most hopeful album to date’ – Folk Radio UK (Album of the Month)
‘A triumph. This is an album to treasure.’ – Morning Star
‘Entrancing… songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach, by a focus on the emotional weight music can carry’ – Clash
‘Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act’ – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2