My Name Is Ian Set To Release New Single ‘For Love’ and Announce ‘Fantastic Company’ LP via Bubblewrap Collective
My Name Is Ian have been quietly working on their latest album and now is the time to discover more from their highly anticipated return. The band have teamed with Bubblewrap Collective and shared details of “Fantastic Company” which is due 4th June 2021.
Fantastic Company is preceded by lead single, For Love, which is out on 12th March 2021 and streaming below. The first taste of the band’s new sound.
The band’s standard ‘prolific-and-terrific’ approach, culminating in no less than 18 releases since 2010, has been put to one side, with their latest being written and recorded over two years, with time spent in four different locales (Cardiff’s Rat Trap and King’s Road Studios, the pop-up Snowbird Studios in Riofreddo, Italy and Axe and Trap Studio in Wells). The resultant LP takes a substantive shift from the garage-pop of previous records and leaps double-footed into a charmingly wonky, indie-dance parallel universe where almost anything seems possible.
Placing centrally the multi-layered, pre-programmed beats of in-house production guru, Joseph Coleby, live instrumentation including electric guitar, four different keyboards and synths, smooth funk-soul bass and hand percussion are also liberally sprinkled throughout. Flanking Reginald Foxwell’s ever-incisive lead vocals are over 20 other singers including members of The Burning Hell, Quiet Marauder, HMS Morris and more. The aggregated effect of this production methodology, musicianship, and spirit of sonic adventurism is a warming, texturally deep and irresistibly catchy set of tracks straddling pop, hip-hop and experimental soundscapes.
We are delighed to share lead single “For Love” streaming in full below-
“For Love” is a 5 minute 50-second innovative arrangement destined to alter your mood and move your core. This impressive new track has been crafted on a monumental scale. Layer upon layer of intricate beats, rhythmic passages, and addictive textures. This intoxicating bass emerges and controls the entire low-end pushing the composition further into this gigantic soundscape that My Name Is Ian has developed.
The beat throughout will control its audience. Memorable melody surges as the vibrant ensemble layers it’s a percussive-lead bold beat that keeps the energy at the forefront of the sublime structure. The vocal notes offer this dynamic charm whilst ramping up the intensity as the lyrics bounce off the walls of this festival-esque atmosphere.
My Name is Ian has crafted this contagious party anthem, the vibrant and daring track we need. They’ve returned on top form to bring this ambitious disco-fuelled ensemble that will lift our spirits. This is easily one of the most hypnotic creations yet. The fierce grooves that add traction to this ensemble showcase the fearless appeal of this band, they capture their music with no limits, no boundaries, and no rules. The attitude as infectious as the gargantuan grooves they’ve perfected.
Fantastic Company will be available on limited edition heavyweight black vinyl and across all the usual digital streaming and retail platforms.
A1. Fantastic Company
A2. What’s the Point?
A3. The Usual Stuff
A4. I’m On Top Of The World
A5. For Love
B1. Where is the Time?
B2. Never Again
B3. A Thousand And One Songs To Hear Before You Die
B4. Boop Boop
B5. Everybody Love
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