AHEAD of their highly-anticipated new album being released alt-folk stars The Little Unsaid are set to play in Selkirk.

The Glastonbury favourites are one of the most exciting emerging bands in the country.

The Little Unsaid began life in a tiny West Yorkshire town when a teenaged John Elliott rescued an old PC and microphone from the trash and began making records with them.

Since then with long-time collaborators Tim Heymerdinger (drums), Alison D’Souza (strings and FX) and Mariya Brachkova (Moog bass and backing vocals) the band has toured the UK and Europe extensively, played major UK festivals including Glastonbury, garnered a dedicated following

The winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music The Little Unsaid's reputation is expected to continue growing with the release next month of their new album.

They spent large chunks of 2017 and 2018 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’.

Touring continues in earnest through next month in support of first single “Road” and the new album “Atomise”.

And squeezed between dates in Inverness and Bath is a Saturday night show at The String Jam Club in Selkirk on May 11.

“Atomise” was written during the summer of 2018, Elliott shutting himself away from the outside world in a remote rural Pembrokeshire cottage where he recorded rough demos of the entire album on an old upright piano.

The demos were later taken to the band’s North London studio where Tim Heymerdinger played drums and Elliott added further instrumentation with recording engineer Sonny Johns (Fatoumata Diawara, Portico Quartet) at the helm.

Many of Elliott’s original skeletal demos were maintained in the final recording sessions as their distinct solitary mood - complete with creaking piano keys and nearby birdsong - had captured something very special.

The Little Unsaid violist Alison assembled a string quartet in Stoke Newington’s 16th century church to lay down the string parts on “Atomise” and the final mix was created in Oxford by composer and orchestrator Graeme Stewart, whose credits include film music with Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead).

The String Jam Club date on Saturday, May 11 will be a rare chance to see one of the country's most inspiring and talented new bands up close.