Double Rainbow Front Cover

Ian Roland & The Subtown Set are songwriter and guitarist, Ian Roland, joined by Simon Yapp, on violin and Jade Woodhouse, on cello. Unique #Roots #Contemporary #Folk #Songwriting, with a nod to the classical and an embrace of three-part harmonies. They are based in Brighton, UK.

Since 2015, when Ian and Simon started performing live as a duo and now a trio, with Jade on cello, they have supported acts such as Martin Simpson, The Black Feathers, Stick In The Wheel, TV Smith, Boo Hewerdine.

The band’s debut album, ‘Double Rainbow’, is out now and includes the following singles from the album, ‘Songbirds’ , ‘In The Darkness’ , ‘Butterfly’  and the eponymous ‘Double Rainbow’.

Double Rainbow (album) – Available now on Bandcamp…

“It’s an old myth that there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but seek out this one and you’ll be well-rewarded.” Mike Davies, Folk Radio (26th Feb 2020)
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Songbirds (track 3 of ‘Double Rainbow’ album)

Double Rainbow (track 11 of ‘Double Rainbow’ album)

Butterfly (single – track 2 of ‘Double Rainbow’ album)

Download the single ‘Butterfly’ (Jan 2020) from Bandcamp

In The Darkness (single – track 4 ‘Double Rainbow’ album)

Download the single In The Darkness (Nov 2019) from Bandcamp

The Valley (ep)

In 2018 the band released an EP called ‘The Valley’. Here’s a video to go with the title track…

Download EP The Valley (Feb 2018) from Bandcamp “The sound of modern indie-folk pushing into pop realms, commercial sounds reminding us that there are other, better, more articulate and more emotive ways of doing things than just creating a sound to chase the money.”, Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture

Day Became You (ep)

Download EP Day Became You (Jan 2017) from Bandcamp. “Take time to absorb the highly infectious music. Hear once and this will remain fixed in your head for days.”, Tim Carroll, Folkwords.

How That Dust Jumps (album)

Download album How That Dust Jumps (April 2015) from Bandcamp. Included in Americana UK’s ‘Writers Best Of 2015’. “… songs that define the word earworm…” R. Scutt, FATEA.

Suitcase – a live collection (live album)

Download album Suitcase – a live collection (July 2016) from Bandcamp. “A great collection of songs full of heart”, Baylen Leonard, Amazing Radio.

Helicopter (ep)

Download EP Helicopter (Jan 2014) from Bandcamp …”a delightful gem to be sought out and listened to…” Keith Hargreaves, Americana UK.