London based rock band Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate are releasing their first EP on 22 September 2012. It will be available from major online download sites, including iTunes and Amazon.
The band follow up their first two singles released in March and July 2012 with a 5 track EP.
Many of the songs on the EP were influenced by Malcolm's experience of type III Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a genetic collagen disorder causing pain, fatigue, and joint damage. The songs range from expressions of anger (Me Again, Frail Hurricane) to bleak acceptance (By The Water, Wait For The Storm, All This Time).
"Frail Hurricane" - Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate - video:
Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate range from solo acoustic to 5-piece rock band. [Malcolm + Kathryn Thomas (flute), Ibon Bilbao (guitar), Mark Gatland (bass), Rudy Burchal (drums)].
Their debut single released in 2012, "Wait For The Storm", was described by AltSounds as "David Gilmore-esque…GO BUY IT", by Captain Captain Industries as having "fantastic vocals… a fresh new flavor from this ground-breaking group", by Music Review Unsigned as "brooding yet billiant" and "beautifully melodic and heart-felt… a mix of melancholy and beauty… 6/6".
They followed this up with prog rock influenced single "Me Again".
Both are featured on their new EP 'Frail Hurricane'.
They regularly play at leading London venues, recent gigs including the Bowery/Ballhoo, The Water Rats, Camden Rock, The Fiddler’s Elbow, The Comedy, and performances at street parties and charity events.
They are regularly broadcast internationally, including on Museboat Radio, Notty Nation (Boston), LA Talk Radio, Optical Zoo, The Justin Wayne Show, and Social Network Radio.
1) Frail Hurricane 4'34"
2) By The Water 3'11"
3) Me Again 4'08"
4) Wait For The Storm 5'20"
5) All This Time 4'06"
All vocals/instruments Malcolm, other than track 1) - Ibon Bilbao (guitar - including intro solo and second half of split solo), Mark Gatland (bass guitar) track 4) - Kathryn Thomas (flute).
Artwork image - The Queen's Scarecrow, (c) Kinga Britschgi. Used with kind permission of the artist. To see more of Kinga Britschgi's stunning art visit Kinga Britschgi on deviantart.com