"So, there’s this band. They’re called Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate. They’re a London rock band, and they’ve got science fictiony sensibilities–like, check out their 2016 album When The Kill Code Fails.
So, their newest release is Out of Mind, and one of the tracks is called “When I Was A Ship” and yes, they do mean that ship.
This song was inspired by Ann Leckie’s Ancillary series. The main character had once been a warship, whose artificial mind had been distributed within the ship, and also within many ancillaries – prisoners who have had their minds wiped. The ship itself and all of the other ancillaries was destroyed, leaving just one fragment of the mind left in one body.
So, like, that’s a thing that happened.
You can hear “When I Was A Ship” on Spotify. You can also purchase it at Bandcamp, along with When The Kill Code Fails and their other albums. I’ve been listening to When The Kill Cod Fails for the past few days and really enjoying it." - Ann Leckie, author.
"I am in awe of the man's talent. The hairs are standing on end and butterflies are going nuts. I love this band" - Beastie's Rock Show
“Very, very good indeed.” - Shaun Geraghty
“To my mind one of the best progressive rock outfits around at the moment” - Neil Vessey
— In Yer Ears, Deal Radio
“Very good. If you like prog I think you’ll like it. ”
— FatsMan's Rock Show, My Rock Radio
“Malcolm Galloway is an absolute genius as what he does” - Jason Maddocks
“progressive rock as you remember it should be” - Chris Sirrett
— The Perfumed Allotment Show
“One of my favourite bands from the last couple of years. A really, really good band. Really, really great music.” - The Prog Doctor
— The Waiting Room - House Of Prog
“I was delighted to find this comment from the wonderful prog rock band Edison's Children (featuring Pete from Marillion and Eric Blackwood as vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, and including Neil Armstrong's son as part of the live band) on our video of I Still Remember You ...a lovely song that again shows that not only is prog rock back... but it is doing some genuinely beautiful things. Hats off to you indeed gentlemen... Enormously honoured to have such a kind comment from a band of which I am a fan.” - Edison's Children
“David Bowie, Brian Eno and Pink Floyd level prog rock. Cool.” - VA Rocks
— YouTube video comment