The Little Unsaid
About The Little Unsaid
Winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators, The Little Unsaid have spent much of the last year travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as ‘a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.’ Led by Yorkshire-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Elliott, their 2017 studio album, Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras, was recorded with Radiohead engineer and acclaimed film score producer, Graeme Stewart.
Stewart’s touch lends a sweeping, cinematic quality to the album’s ten deeply personal songs, written during Elliott’s recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder after a year of ongoing personal trauma brought his life and music career to a standstill.
With a rigorous work ethic and a genre-spanning approach to songwriting that embraces elements of electronica, folk, jazz and alt-rock, it's no surprise that Elliott and the band have attracted the attention of the Steve Reid Foundation, formed in honour of the ground-breaking Miles Davis and Fela Kuti drummer. Working with a diverse range of mentors through the foundation’s award programme, including Gilles Peterson, Floating Points and Four Tet which lead to them signing with Reveal Records for Management in Autumn 2017.
Selected Works a 15 track career to date collection was released May 18 2018 by Reveal Records.
‘Musically inventive and lyrically astute - creating tension between extremes (harmony and discord, sadness and joy, the technological and the organic) - an artist of considerable range’ Album of The Month - Folkradio.co.uk
The Little Unsaid Selected Works Tour 2018
NOV 16 BIRMINGHAM MAC
NOV 17 OSWESTRY HERMON CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE
NOV 18 HALIFAX THE LANTERN
NOV 20 CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION 2
NOV 22 LONDON ST JOHN ON BETHNAL GREEN
NOV 27 COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE
NOV 28 SHOREHAM-BY-SEA ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE
NOV 29 WINCHESTER RAILWAY INN
NOV 30 LEEK - FOXLOWE ARTS CENTRE
'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
‘‘A giddying conflation of folk, electronica and lavish orchestration…one of the supposed [folk-electronica] genre’s grandest successes thus far’ - Dots and Dashes
‘Shadowy lyrics with hints of Nick Cave…a thumping depth of passion, leaving us wide-eyed and all-encompassed’ - Express and Echo
‘Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act’ - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
'Recalling the wilful, wistful folk of Jim White and melancholic overtones of Cave and Cohen…an enigmatic and unique talent’ - Birmingham Wire
‘Eminently sincere and beautifully delivered…impeccable’ - Slate the Disco
Management Tom Rose
Booking Jody Rothera Unique Gravity