Poignant London based rock band Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate release their new album, “Broken, but Still Standing.”
Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate include Malcolm Galloway, on his own, or with his colleagues Kathryn Thomas (flute), Mark Gatland (bass), Rudy Burrell (drums) and Ibon Bilboa (guitar). They are based in London, United Kingdom.
Malcolm and Mark have been playing together since they were at school. Malcolm and Kathryn are married (to each other). This album also includes spoken word and backing vocals from their children James and Ethan Galloway, and James co-wrote two of the tracks.
Their music combines progressive rock, classic rock, acoustic, blues, metal, folk, funk, minimalism, and electronica, and often explores scientific and philosophical themes.
Broken But Still Standing, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate‘s third album, is a science/science-fiction themed concept album. It follows the story of human evolution, from LUCA, the last universal common ancestor of all current life on earth, via Lucy, one of the possible precursors of our species, to conflict and eventual symbiosis with artificial intelligences. The general theme of the album is that life has progressed by forming coalitions, whether between the primitive cells that engulfed each other to become the cell and the mitochondria (the power stations of the cell), between individuals to form communities, or between different forms of life in the future.
Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate’s previous album ‘When The Kill Code Fails’ was recommended by Steve Hackett (Genesis) and was Beastie’s Rock Show’s Prog Album Of The Year.
It is musically diverse with progressive rock, classic rock, electronica, metal and minimalist influences. It is over 70 mins long and contains 17 tracks.
More detailed information about the album than anyone could plausibly be expected to want to read can be about the album is available at
Spotify link – https://open.spotify.com/album/46eGfJJn3nFtOnQfRfX0tL
Amazon link – http://amzn.to/2g1UkYy