Subscribe
Punk Online

GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB – ‘Lost In Space’ Review

GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB – Lost In Space

Gentleman's Dub ClubGentleman’s Dub Club, have a brand-new album scheduled for release on the 25th January. Reggae and Dub have always mixed well with the punk rock genre and we are a bit partial to the sounds here at www.punkonline.co.uk.

The band had a huge 2018, having released music with Hollie Cook, Joe Dukie (Fat Freddy’s Drop), Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Kiko Bun and Gardna in their collaborative release with The Nextmen, Pound For Pound.

The album opens with a futuristic keyboard sound emulating noises heard in the atmosphere as Lost In Space (Intro) gives way to the superb Light The Fuse with Jamaican rhythms, group vocals and undercurrent of protest. On Stardust, the space theme continues and the addition of some brass adds to the upstroke of the guitars and this one burrows its way into your soul with an insistent and melodic vocal layered on top of a skanking and danceable beat before Groud Shakin’ takes up where the previous keyboard outro and delivers a beautiful vocal with a slowed down, dub infused cracker of a song that transported us to the beaches of the Caribbean (or Skegness)!

The mellow, laid back atmosphere is enhanced with a slick guitar solo introducing Out Of This World with a neat reggae build and then God Of War just nails it with keyboard licks layering on top of a solid reggae/dub beat with some stunning saxophone driving home the instrumental. The vocals return on Turning Back (Featuring Million Stylez) with deep harmonies and melodies with some Aswad style reggae and rap/toasting segments adding to the style and then Eye Of The Storm brings us home with more melody and deep reggae grooves.

By the time Intergalactic hits our ears, we are stomping around the office like a bunch of nodding cats as Gentleman’s Dub Clubjust demand that you get up and move and Midnight Healing maintains the mellow momentum with a signature organ lick and melodic vocals. The album closes with Walking Away (Featuring Winston Francis) and there are certainly nods to Gregory Isaacs, Bob Marley as the lead vocal channels the pop-reggae tunes of the 1980s and helps GDC seal the deal on an excellent album.

Get more of Gentleman’s Dub Club here: https://www.gentlemansdubclub.com/

 

Newsletter

Punk Online

All views and opinions are entirely our own.

We aim to be as accurate as possible with gig dates and venues but cannot be held responsible if any are incorrect. Please check with the venues if you are unsure.

X