Hats Off Gentleman It’s Adequate
Today I want to introduce you to London based band with the unusual name Hats Off Gentleman It’s Adequate.
The band formed in 2009, they offer a wide range of music.
From prog rock to classic rock, from metal to folk, experimental and minimalist … it’s impossible to pin point their style.
Through their award winning albums, passionate appearances and recommendations from relevant rock legends like of the former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett they practically achieved cult status.
Broadcasted on lots of radio stations and mentioned in many well-known music magazines, they are now releasing their new album “Nostalgia For Infinity”
Malcolm Galloway – vocals, guitar, keyboard/synths, programming
Mark Gatland – bass guitar, additional guitars,
keyboard/synths, Chapman stick
Kathryn Thomas – flute
Century Rain, first song of the album and what a start. Almost like a narrative, slowly and with haunting lyrics the song builds up little by little .
Twin Earth, a song with great instrumental elements and strong synths.
Ark, the longest song and dedicated to Richard Galloway, grandfather of Malcolm who served on the aircraft carrier, known as Ark Royal. Starting with light guitars it’s going to be darker, downright dramatic and very intense.
Nanobotoma, well written lyrics and rocking vibes.
Chasing Neon, a slow start which then increases , full of cool keyboard sounds and impressive drums.
Glitterband, a song with a dark atmosphere and an apocalyptic theme, performed with excellent lyrics.
Conjoiners, hard and heavy with great effects.
Scorpio, short and dramatic,a real explosion of keyboard sounds.
Inhibitors, experimental song , again with these great flutes and simply amazing.
Nostalgia for Infinity, Title song and a fantastic opening of the album, spoken words and a breathtaking flute solo
Voyager, a song dominated by keyboard and guitar, paired with the flute, a great instrumental track.
Sixth Extinction, comes along a bit like a rap and rounds off the album with strong drums and a great guitar work.
This album is more than just music, it’s like a novel between science fiction and history.
Something you can’t avoid liking even if it’s not shallow entertainment.
Article by Martina Doerner