Discussions of The Unthanks’ previous gig at the Shepherds Bush Empire loved the way the band made the large venue seem so intimate. At this one, they didn’t have to, because Cambridge’s Junction 2 isn’t that much bigger than some of the living rooms in the surrounding houses. It was a genuine treat to be so up close and personal. Whatever the size of venue though, few bands I’ve ever seen have this much of a hold over their audience and just sound so great. The audio quality was such that at times it sounded as if Rachel and Becky were whispering to you across a pillow. Beautiful.

The Unthanks performing Tom Waits’ No One Knows I’m Gone, Junction 2, Cambridge, 2 April 2011