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New single release – ‘Beyond Words’

Release date: Friday 30th July 2021
Available to stream and download at https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-words

Ian Roland releases the second single, ‘Beyond Words’, from a new album currently being recorded. The indescribable beauty of the natural world is the theme for this love song. In the words of David Attenborough, “We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited…All we need is the will to do so.” (‘A Life on Our Planet’, David Attenborough, 2020).

Song: Ian Roland
Arrangement: Simon Yapp, Ian Roland
Ian Roland – vocals, guitars
Simon Yapp – violin, keys, bass, vocals
Nick Van Vlaenderen – drums
Jade Woodhouse – cello
Sarah Louise Harris – backing vocals

Recorded at Subtown Studios, Brighton
Mastered by Ed Hall, All Silk Mastering House
Cinematography – JR Lewis Films

Double Rainbow album tracks published by Indiesonics

The tracks from our ‘Double Rainbow’ album are launched today on production music label, Indiesonics …

IND063 Roots Folk 2 by Ian Roland & The Subtown Set Upbeat, optimistic indie alt folk from the UK’s Ian Roland & The Subtown Set, with strings and piano complementing acoustic guitar. Perfect for ads, organic promos, documentaries, travel programming and romantic dramas.

‘Nothing Could Grow There’ released today !

Download: https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/track/nothing-could-grow-there

Ian Roland & The Subtown Set release the first single, ‘Nothing Could Grow There’, from a new album they are currently recording. The song was written by Ian during the first COVID 19 pandemic lockdown in the UK in June 2020 and reflects the fear, isolation and concerns for survival felt across the world during that time and still ongoing today. The root causes of the pandemic form the basis of the song: the destruction of the natural world; biodiversity loss; the exponential rise in consumption over recent decades; the fallout from the pandemic in terms of economic hardship, loneliness and separation. It is a cry echoing the cries of all of us and a plea for transformative change to rethink our relationship with nature and each other. It is a plea for the need to move away quickly from the “greed and capitalism” that has brought us to this cliff edge.

Song: Ian Roland
Arrangement: Simon Yapp, Ian Roland
Ian Roland – vocals, guitars
Simon Yapp – violin, keys, bass, vocals
Jade Woodhouse – cello
Sarah Louise Harris – backing vocals
Recorded at Subtown Studios, Brighton
Mastered by Ed Hall, All Silk Mastering House
Cinematography – JR Lewis Films

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Signed to Indiesonics…

We are very excited to say that today we signed a Production Music deal with Indiesonics. Indiesonics will represent all tracks on our recent ‘Double Rainbow’ album.

Indiesonics is a Production Music company based in London, specialising in authentic indie music for media. The company partners with Warner Chappell and BMG and provides artist led production music for film/tv, adverts and media licensing world-wide.