TWO friends who grew up like ‘brothers’ have struck international fame after music from their band featured in the new series of TV hit True Detective.
Pianist Adrian McNally and guitarist Chris Price grew up on Havercroft Rise in South Hiendley. The pair developed their musical skills together and as teens would play in pop and rock cover bands at local working men’s clubs, making regular appearances at The Mount pub near Oakwell.
Eventually they joined Rachel and Becky Unthank in the folk band The Unthanks.
Their music has regularly been used on television but this is undoubtedly the biggest one to date.
“We’ve had lots of our music used over the years,” said Adrian, who is also the band’s producer.
“It was in Peaky Blinders, and the song Magpie was used in Detectorists. Thanks to that we ended up creating the soundtrack for the new Worzel Gummidge.”
Their song Magpie featured twice in the opening episode of True Detective’s fourth season, which premiered on Sky Atlantic on Sunday and features Oscar winner Jodie Foster and features fellow Hollywood A listers Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as producers.
Adrian added: “It’s all happened very quickly. But we’re not popstars, we’re in a genre where the attitude is that it’s not a profession but a way of life. I don’t see a point where we’re retiring, this is just what we do.”