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Live at Thornsett Road (LaTR) at Three Hounds Beer Company

Ian Roland for LaTR at Three Hounds Beer Cafe Beckenham

“Ian Roland played a solo set showcasing songs from his Double Rainbow album from last year. Intricate beautiful 12 String guitar and strong vocals drew in the room and songwriting with a contemporary folk flavour felt current and topical. A great set and a lovely genuine artist.

Credit always goes to a good audience, and last night was wonderful with great friends and first timer Unplugged newbies joining in to listen, appreciate and sing along. The result was a welcome to our musicians that made the night an unforgettable one. Another step to bring live music back to an appreciative listening audience. ” Live at Thornsett Road (LaTR) at Three Hounds Beer Company, Beckenham 17th Nov 2021

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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