Our new Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate double A-side single is now available as a prerelease digital download on Bandcamp.
The first song is Stand Up, a defiant song about standing up to dehumanisation of others, and remembering the lessons of history.
'When I Was A Ship' was inspired by Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch 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.
There is also a bonus track that is currently a Bandcamp exclusive - Petal. It is admittedly an odd jazzy instrumental, and won't be to everyone's tastes, but I like it, and it is a freebie, so hopefully nobody will be too annoyed by it.
The artwork is based on an image by the amazing Mike Winklemann (www.beeple-crap.com), adapted by Malcolm Galloway and Mark Gatland.