Video Premiere: Ian Roland & The Subtown Set “Songbirds”

This is music to enhance and lift the soul.  It is contemporary folk that revels in the wonder of the natural world and pausing to absorb the moment.  It feels important to celebrate that now.  There is straightforward, graceful lyricism in Ian Roland’s work: “Count on today // Count on just today // Take hold of this one chance // And count on today.”  The song soars on the strings of Simon Yapp and Brione Jackson, whose voices wrap beautifully around that of Ian Roland.  ‘Songbirds’ is the latest single from the newly-released album, ‘Double Rainbow’, which comes highly recommended.

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Ian Roland & The Subtown Set

We continue our mission, dear reader, to delight and entrance you with exclusive performances from great artists.  Gigs and festivals have been cancelled all around us, stealing away those precious opportunities to share musical and social experiences.  Here is the next best thing.  Ian Roland has been kind enough to record two songs for us, ‘Songbirds’ and ‘In the Darkness’, both taken from the new album, ‘Double Rainbow’Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Ian Roland & The Subtown Set”

Video Premiere: Ian Roland & the Subtown Set “Butterfly”

Beautifully sung and beautifully played, this is the new video from Ian Roland & the Subtown Set, taken from forthcoming album ‘Double Rainbow’, which will drop on 28th February.  Roland says the song is about the walks he took with his children and about his own childhood experiences.  The lovely video sees the modern-folk trio performing on a hillside in the South Downs.  Enjoy.