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Double Rainbow Front Cover

Get the ‘Double Rainbow’ album from 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)

Ian Roland & The Subtown Set’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’.

The trio comprises of 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.

Songbirds (track 3 of ‘Double Rainbow’ album)

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

Butterfly (track 2 of ‘Double Rainbow’ album)

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


Roland, Yapp & Jackson - The Valley EP

In 2018 the band released an EP called ‘The Valley’. “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. The tracks from this EP are included on the ‘Double Rainbow’ album. Here’s a video we did to go with the title track…

The ‘Day Became You’ EP was released in Jan 2017 and the tracks from it are also included in the ‘Double Rainbow’ album. “Take time to absorb the highly infectious music. Hear once and this will remain fixed in your head for days.”, Tim Carroll, Folkwords.

Other Recordings

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.