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Hollie Cook becomes an honorary Gentleman

Gentleman's Dub Club and Hollie Cook team up

2021 Jan 30     
2 Bit Thugs

Their collaborative single 'Honey' is out now and trails new GDC long-player 'Down To Earth' (out 19 March)

The next album from Gentleman's Dub Club, Down To Earth, will be out on Easy Star Records on 19 March. The release date was announced yesterday, when the single Honey, featuring Hollie Cook on vocals, was also released.

Gentleman's Dub Club formed in Leeds in 2006, and to date have released seven long-players, including 2018's Pound Vs Pound, a collaborative effort with UK hip-hop and breakbeat faves The Next Men. They've also worked with Roots Manuva, Rae & Christian and Dynamite MC, and supported UB40 on a UK arena tour.

Album #8, Down To Earth, is said to mark a return to reggae, dub and ska basics compared to their last long-player Lost In Space, but with elements, too, of jazz and electronica. The album was trailed by the single Castle In The Sky back in November, and now a second single, Honey, has been released, which features a vocal from Hollie Cook – the reggae-singing daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and mother Jeni, who was a backing vocalist for Culture Club. Which is why Hollie, as well as being an ex-member of the reformed Slits and a successful solo artist in her own right, also has Boy George for a godfather!

The full tracklist for Down To Earth is as follows:

Castle In The Sky
Down To Earth
(feat Hollie Cook)
Sunshine Revolution
Moonlight Dreams
Night Shift
(feat Gardna)
More Than Memories
Sugar Rush
Last Chance

Gentleman's Dub Club are also due to embark on a 12-date UK tour in 2022, tickets for which are already on sale. For details, see their website.

An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect album release date of 13 February. This has since been rectified.





Tags: Gentleman's Dub Club, dub, reggae, ska, Leeds, Hollie Cook, Paul Cook, Culture Club, The Slits, Easy Star Records