Our new Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate album 'The Confidence Trick' is officially released today. The theme of the album is toxic overconfidence and excessive certainty in public life. It is now available on Spotify, Bandcamp, Youtube, Amazon, Apple and many other providers. It is available in digital formats, or as a CD with a 24 page booklet.
If you'd like to listen on Spotify, here's a link - https://open.spotify.com/album/1HvnrXRh8aYYNrttmQLi0m?si=cU5YrlqNT2mmdBmRWkUB5Q.
If you are listening to a streaming version of the album, you might like to read the booklet notes on our website - https://hatsoffgentlemen.com/the-confidence-trick
Any playing, sharing, playlisting etc is very helpful and greatly appreciated.
"... an album of perfection... This is an amazing album. It is not fair to compare this to music of the past, but I have to compare this to a Genesis, Lamb Lies Down on Broadway moment, for this band. Between their last album, Nostalgia for Infinity and now, The Confidence Trick; this band is setting themselves apart from their peers in the UK. This music really is full of intelligent stories and songs that challenge you to think and hopefully change your ways. Like Genesis, which made my generation consider many deep concepts while we were at the same time fully entertained. Please get this next chapter in the history of Hats Off Gentlemen. It is quite an adventure for the mind and ears" - Progressive Rock Central
I'll also be releasing 'Patterns', a new solo classical/minimalist/instrumental album on Bandcamp on 12 August. This release, my sixth solo album, is a cross between a new album (containing 30 minutes of new music) and a retrospective of some of my favourite tracks from his previous releases, and mostly consists of material not previously available on Bandcamp. It is currently available to pre-order (with 4 tracks available straight away). Due to the length of the album (almost 2.5 hours), it is currently digital only.
I was delighted that Sid Smith selected my last solo album in his pick of the year selection for Prog magazine in 2019.
“Minimalist perfection. When I close my eyes images of Milla Jovovich spring to mind along with Blade runner, Fifth Element and other sci-fi movies. The songs are a joy to listen to. Thanks for creating another masterpiece. Malcolm Galloway is an absolute genius as what he does” – Jason Maddock (host/producer of Revolutionary Radio Show, Phonic.FM)
"I love the Oldfield vibe and the way those driving ostinatos create an almost hypnotic sense of the music driving forward and floating AT THE SAME TIME. Bravo!" Julian Haylock, classical music critic, former editor of CD Review and International Piano Quarterly, and author of acclaimed books on Mahler, Puccini and Rachmaninov.
Many thanks to everyone supporting our music, and hope you are well,
Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate