A new EP and mini tour for Cassette Store Day 2017

We’re heading off on a short UK tour next month to celebrate the release of a brand new five track EP, ‘In Lavender and other stories’, for Cassette Store Day (14th Oct)! Join us as we bring our peculiar racket to Edinburgh (13th Oct), Colne (14th Oct) and London (21st Oct).

The cassette features “In Lavender”, from our debut LP, alongside four completely new, previously unreleased tracks from the album recording sessions.
The EP is limited to fifty hand-made copies (in lavender-ish coloured plastic), and will be available in participating record shops on 14th October.
However you can pre-order a copy direct from us, by clicking here; if you order a cassette you’ll get the digital tracks straight away!

Praise for Nothing Isn’t Beautiful

“…if you like your life soundtrack to be intelligent, wistful and with a literary bent, then this just could be the album for you” Penny Black Music

“…a kooky mixture of downbeat bedroom musings and  existential wondering that makes for a sweetly melancholic listen…Those Unfortunates lovingly craft an amiable jangle-folk album that may wear its influence on its sleeve, but does it with such a warm charm that the results are hard to argue with” GIGSoup

“Recorded live in a borrowed Norfolk cottage over two weeks in the chronological order they were written… Nothing Isn’t Beautiful is a charming narrative of a small but meaningful life.” Shindig

“If anyone wonders why there haven’t been more posts lately, blame Those Unfortunates, as I keep reaching for their album… although I wrote this feature without the use of any digital emoticons, the look on my face in the mirror after listening to Nothing Isn’t Beautiful may constitute an organic emoticon.  I’ll have to live with that.” When You Motor Away

“Those Unfortunates are ANOTHER of my new favourite bands this year, and their new album Nothing Isn’t Beautiful is ANOTHER of my absolute favourites of the year so far. The London band make really beautiful indiepop songs combined with amazing storytelling. This is their debut album, and it’s a really strong one. Oh, how I love these songs!” Eardrums Music

“This is something that’s brilliantly gentle and wistful”  Jon Hillcock – BBC 6 Music

“Just Beautiful” Gideon Coe – BBC 6 Music

Nothing Isn’t Beautiful is available, both to download and on ltd. edition CD, from our Bandcamp, and from all good, mediocre and indifferent internet sites.

Next gig: Those Unfortunates vs The Casual Sexists

London town’s Those Unfortunates and New York City’s Casual Sexists go head to head on Saturday 12th August, at the Stag’s Head in Hoxton. Thrill to their crooked, jagged, wonky pop, and go throw yourself around to our punkoid racket. Free entry but coins in the bucket gratefully received.
Meanwhile Ben will be popping up with a solo set at Paper Dress Vintage on 25th August at Nice Nights Records‘ launch party.

Our debut album is out now!

Our debut album, Nothing Isn’t Beautiful, is available for digital download now from our Bandcamp, as well as from iTunes, Amazon Music and all of those sort of places. The limited edition of CDs sold out immediately, but fear not! A second limited pressing (with slightly different artwork) is on its way, and will be available from Monday 3rd July.

You can also grab a copy from us at the end of June when we play in Leipzig (Fri 30th June) and Berlin (Sat 1st July). We don’t know any more about these gigs yet, but will announce full details when we do!

Our debut LP, “Nothing Isn’t Beautiful”, is out 19th May

We’re excited to say that our debut album is out on Friday 19th May, and we’ll be releasing it with a gig at London’s Betsey Trotwood that night. We’ll be joined by our friends Young Romance, Mondrian and Firestations; it’s going to be a great night! Tickets will be available on the door for £7, or you can click here to book in advance for just £5 (plus 57p booking fee).

The album will be available from our Bandcamp and all the usual download sites, we’ll also have a small number of hand-packaged CDs for sale, with screen-printed sleeves and illustrated lyric booklets.

If you can’t make it down to the gig, we’ll be keeping a few aside for mail order from our shop. You can pre-order now, and we’ll send them out on the 19th- you’ll get an immediate digital download when you order.

Tracks from the album have been getting some advance airplay and some nice praise from BBC 6Music DJs, including Gideon Coe and Jon Hillcock. As a sample of what’s to come, we’d like to offer you a free download of “The Café at Golders Green” for free and gratis.

A Christmas gift from us

It’s been a bit of a year. Today’s not the day to be retracing the specifics, but we’re sure we can’t be the only ones who can’t stop looking back just yet. Too much has happened.

While it’s been happening, the four of us have been writing, playing and trying to make sense of everything together. And we wanted you to hear some of what we’ve made, while it’s still fresh.

So here it is: Smiley, our Christmas present to you. We wrote it over the summer, first played it in Germany in August in front of our European friends, and recorded it in Ben’s bedroom at the start of this month, with the help of the wonderful Tom Hatfield. It feels like a reflection of how we’ve felt this past year – still raw and angry and confused – but it means a lot to us all. We hope it might mean something to you too.

Please listen, watch Seb’s video and, if you like it, please share.

Merry Christmas from Those Unfortunates



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