AFTER just releasing a brand new single, announcing their next album and making their way across the UK and beyond on a huge tour, we had a few minutes with Gentleman’s Dub Club to unravel the full story of their new project ‘Lost In Space.’

Hi guys, thanks for taking the time out to chat to us. You’re busy on the road in middle of a tour at the minute, how have the shows been so far?

No problem. Yeah pretty crazy at the moment, we have come straight out of a busy summer and then onto the round.. Only 5 shows in but so far they have all been incredible. We have a load of new tunes to play which has really lifted the set and they’ve been warmly received so we’re pumped for the rest if it!

You’ve just released a collaborative album with The Nextmen and announced your own new album ‘Lost In Space,’ have you been road-testing the new music? What can people expect to hear at your current run of shows?

We aren’t playing any Pound 4 Pound tunes on this tour (Nextmen album) but have put in 5 from ‘Lost in Space’ – Stardust; Midnight Healing; Turning Back; God of War and Light The Fuse.

You’ve just released a collaborative album with The Nextmen and announced your own new album ‘Lost In Space,’ have you been road-testing the new music? What can people expect to hear at your current run of shows?

We aren’t playing any Pound 4 Pound tunes on this tour (Nextmen album) but have put in 5 from ‘Lost in Space’ – Stardust; Midnight Healing; Turning Back; God of War and Light The Fuse.

Your new album revolves around the concept of space, can you tell us about the backstory to this? How did the idea come about?

It started as a story about travelling the galaxy in search of the ultimate bassline! We first wrote the story then the songs were born out of this epic intergalactic voyage. It was a new process for us, we wrote the choruses and tunes together in Wales last winter, developed them back in London then headed back to Wales to record as a whole band.

Would you say your new single ‘Stardust’ encapsulates the sound of the whole album? Or are people in for a surprise?

It certainly sets the tone; hopefully there are some surprises in there, but we explore similar themes and approach as we have done with ‘Stardust.’ There’s a lot of variety through Dub, Reggae, Ska and beyond!

The music video for ‘Stardust’ is very Bowie-esc, is this what you were going for? Can you tell us about the creative process making the video?

We only actually realised that after it was all recorded, but we like the reference and especially in this context. We wanted to go quite psychedelic in keeping with the tune and through collaboration with an amazing video team came across this live projection idea and went for it, a lot of the detail came through the filming and editing process. We couldn’t be happier with the result.

With grime and hip-hop catapulting into the mainstream more and more lately, why do you think genres like those, reggae and dub have such an important place in music?

They don’t aspire to be anything, its music for the people and we can see the passion in the audiences that come to our shows. One of the reasons we love dub is because it will never be mainstream music; its strength is in communication, positive lyrics and sharing sound. So many genres have become mainstream only to lose their soul and get watered down.

Finally, we’re loving the new animated artwork, if you had to compare yourselves to a cartoon who would it be and why?

Wicked – thanks!

It would have to Rick and Morty.

Pre-order Gentlemen’s Dub Club – ‘Lost In Space’ HERE.