Echos of 80s New Wave bands mix with the darker underground music scenes to produce a guitar and synth-based retro-futurist sound for the 21st Century.
In Isolation's second album 'Shards' is out digitally in May 2020, followed by physical releases to be funded by a crowdfunding campaign.
In Isolation are four creative musicians and songwriters from Nottingham, with plenty of combined experience of touring the U.K. and Europe, playing the U.S. and much experience of studio recording.
Live shows have included direct supports with Desperate Journalist, Republica and ACTORS, and 80s bands Toyah, B-Movie, Naked Lunch and Balaam And The Angel.
Album one, ‘A Certain Fractal Light’ (now almost sold out) was engineered and produced by Gavin Monaghan, the man responsible for recordings by Editors, Babes In Toyland, Robert Plant and The Sherlocks.
Notable tracks from our debut - ‘Not Noticing’ and 'Elder Statesman': championed on local radio by Mercury Awards judge and BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson. ‘Mist’: performed on local television channel Notts TV.
The band helped Nottingham's 'Framework' homeless charity in some tiny way by donating a track to its fund-raising vinyl record project.
Lead singer Ryan Swift was recently invited to speak at an international astrophysics conference at Liège University in Belgium to discuss the creative inspiration behind In Isolation’s track ‘TRAPPIST-1: A Space Anthem’ from the forthcoming album. The manager of NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program, Gary H. Blackwood, was "thrilled by In Isolation’s anthem".
In Isolation are followed on Twitter by Foo Fighters, Sigur Rós and Stephen Fry.
When our publishers approached BBC’s ‘The ONE Show’ to feature our music on prime-time TV, they said, ‘yes’. When we asked the BBC’s Tom Robinson and his team of music experts to feature us on national radio, they said, ‘yes’. When London’s top Alternative music promotor Frank Flag asked us to support the legend that is TOYAH, as well as Canada’s current darlings of the Post-punk scene, ACTORS, we said, ‘yes’.
We’re four guys who have music running through our veins. We eat music for breakfast. When our shoelaces fall in a random pattern, they spell ‘music’.
“... a very good track (Elder Statesman) .. it's hard to think it's your debut album; you've been a band of some renown for a couple of years at least.”
- Dean Jackson, The Beat Introducing, BBC Radio Nottingham
“Freaking real killer U.K. band In Isolation I just reviewed .. loving the production and sound ..” - Kimberly James, president CBM Records, Atlanta
“... a very smooth set that was proud, passionate, and refined to the highest degree, performed by very talented people working in perfect tandem.”
- Cat On The Wall zine
“... the vocal from Swift has a classic kind of 80’s flavour and really helps to give the track plenty of character.” (Parlance).
- The Musical Outcast
Editors, Cure, Siouxsie, Bowie, Cult, Buzzcocks, Smiths, Killing Joke, Bloc Party. 80s. 90s. Noughties. Naughties. Lots more.