In the forest are an indie-folk band from Hertfordshire, featuring two sisters and two couples.
In 2017, the four musicians escaped to Devon for a break from reality. Sat in a cosy cottage one evening, they wrote their first song ‘On the run’ which is featured on their debut EP (released 17th June 2020).
Their natural ease of working together (and the fusion of styles) created a unique sound, underpinned by their natural and instinctive four-part harmonies and close chemistry.
They spent most of 2018 experimenting. With four experienced singer song-writers each bringing different influences - from folk, roots, reggae to pop, they soon had material ready to share with an audience.
Breaking the traditional line-up, with each song featuring a different member on lead vocals, the variety in their live show has kept audiences intrigued as to what might come next.
A range of influences, from sweet folk melodies, entwined with rootsy undertones and melodic keyboards, led them to composing and releasing their first single ‘Tired’ in 2019.
In the forest have made numerous radio appearances in 2019-20, most recently BBC Three Counties - showcasing their new EP (listen HERE).
In the forest have worked hard on the live circuit since their formation. A diverse array of performances (from festival and support slots to in-store appearances) has led to a buzz within the local music scene, interest from the music industry and a growing loyal fanbase.
On May 28th 2020, independent record label Last Night From Glasgow added In the forest to their stable of artists. The band released their single 'On the run' through the label in July 2020.
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7" SINGLE RELEASE - 'ON THE RUN'
23rd July 2020
'On the run' single release - double AA side with label-mates Nicol & Elliott.
Our debut release on the Last Night From Glasgow label ‘On the run’ - a double AA side 7”, printed on a natural vinyl and shared with the very brilliant Nicol & Elliott’s lead track from their EP ‘The Storm’. 'On the run' was released digitally on 24th July, with the vinyl edition following shortly after in August.
You can buy your copy via THIS LINK - it’s a limited edition, so limited numbers available!
Check out the video - animated by our very own Rachel Harwood-Stamper.
EP RELEASED 17TH JUNE 2020
In the forest released their self-titled debut EP on 17th June 2020, across all major online platforms.
The 3-song collection was recorded in February 2020 at Rowley Barn, Borehamwood, produced by Rob Eveling.
‘Means to an end’ was chosen as the lead track from the EP. Mainly because the lyrics felt so poignant for the strange times we found ourselves living in. Everyone who has heard the song has made that connection, especially those that have also watched the music video.
The idea of the video began as a personal diary of pictures and videos taken during lockdown, as a way of capturing such a monumental and unusual period of time. Becky and Alex 's second baby was born during lockdown and they wanted to show this to their children in the future. The song ‘Means to an end’ was the perfect soundtrack to the video and the lyrics felt like they could have been written for it.