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And I'm not feeling great Thank you for asking But I don't think you'd want To hear about me crumbling So I'll say that I'm find Though something inside me has died Feel like I'm broken inside And I'm tired And I'm not really great Don't show, don't tell I think I did quite well Kept on, for another day But if we didn't have to pretend So much of the time That we're alright Sometimes It's OK not to be fine And I'm not feeling great But I don't think you'd want To hear about me crumbling So I'll say that I'm find Though something inside me has died Feel like I'm broken inside And I'm tired And I'm not really great Everytime I win There's something less to give The next attack But if we didn't have to pretend So much of the time That we're alright Sometimes it's OK not to be fine But I don't think you'd want To hear about me crumbling So I'll say that I'm find Though something inside me has died Feel like I'm broken inside And I'm tired And I'm not really great
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This EP is unrelated to our forthcoming album, The Confidence Trick, but contains some songs written during lockdown.

This year has been less than joyful for many of us. The title track 'Feeling Great' may be relatable to those of us struggling. The song might not be much fun, but it is honest.

It is followed by 'Struggling', a melancholic bluesy instrumental, featuring Malcolm on his Fender Stratocaster.

The last new track is Callisto Cuddle Sponge, named after Philip K Dick's hideous alien parasite. This track features Mark Gatland on the Chapman Stick, an instrument like a bass guitar but with far too many strings, as if it had been photographed in panorama mode and created a visual glitch with repeated strings.

We've also included a bonus track, 'Skyline'. Malcolm wrote this previously unreleased electronic instrumental in 2011. A supporter heard it on a youtube video, and asked for it to be released. It isn't up to the audio quality we would hope for if writing it now, but we don't have the original project files to go back to. This is dedicated to Bob.

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released December 2, 2020

Written by Malcolm Galloway (tracks 1-4) and Mark Gatland (track 1-3)
Performed by Malcolm Galloway (guitar - tracks 1 and 2; keyboards tracks 1-4; vocals - track 1) and Mark Gatland (guitar - track 3; keyboards track 2; bass - track 1-3; Chapman Stick - track 3)
Produced by Malcolm Galloway (tracks 1-4) and co-produced by Mark Gatland (tracks 1-3)

Cover art image with kind permission of Mrs White Photoart

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Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate London, UK

Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate are Malcolm Galloway and Mark Gatland on their own or with Kathryn Thomas (flute).

They combine prog/alt-rock, funk, metal, ambient, contemporary classical, minimalist, and electronica elements, and often explore scientific themes.

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