Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate is a proggy, funky, defiant and sometimes poignant London, UK based rock band, recommended by Steve Hackett (Genesis). Our 4th album will be ‘Out Of Mind’.
The first single release from the album is the double A-side Stand Up b/w When I Was A Ship – release date 18/10/2018. Pre-release on Bandcamp currently available.
The album will be released in digital formats on 30 November 2018, and released as a physical CD on 25 January 2019. It is available as a pre-release Bandcamp digital download now.
‘Out Of Mind’, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate’s fourth album, is inspired by memory, from a variety of perspectives. It starts with ‘Coming Back’, inspired by Philp K Dick (PKD)’s novel Time Out Of Joint. Track 11 (The Electric Ant) is also based on a PKD story.
The last conscious entity drifting towards the heat death of the universe reflects on the inevitable loss of memory as it disintegrates in ‘I Miss The Stars’.
’Losing myself’ is from the perspective of someone trapped in a mind degenerating due to dementia.
‘When I Was A Ship’ is inspired by Ann Leckie’s ‘Imperial Radch’ science-fiction novel series.’De Humani Corporis Fabrica’ (on the fabric of the human body) was the title of Andreas Vesalius’s ground-breaking anatomy book.
‘Stand Up’ is about those who rewrite history to promote hatred.
The last track of the album is ‘Lidice’. Named after the Czech mining village destroyed by the Nazis, murdering 88 children and 252 adults. They wanted the village to be wiped from history. In response to the worst acts of inhumanity, we sometimes find the best of humanity. A group of coal miners in a mining village in Staffordshire, led by their local doctor, Barnett Stross, set up the organisation Lidice Shall Live. The community donated a day’s wage each week to fund the rebuilding of the village after the war. Hitler wanted the name Lidice to be forgotten – he failed. This song is dedicated to the memory of all those who have been killed because of their origins, and all those who stood in solidarity.
For excessively detailed information about the songs and lyrics, please visit www.hatsoffgentlemen.com/outofmind
The album is musically diverse with progressive rock, classic rock, electronica, metal, funk, classical, experimental and minimalist influences.
Stand Up single on Bandcamp –
Album on Bandcap – www.hatsoffgentlemen.bandcamp.com
Stand Up single video on Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naEbnnxWe3o&feature=share
Album preview on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOtfg-kggZ8
Stand Up video on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/293785329