The Big Smoke was Gentleman’s Dub Club’s second full-length release and first with Easy Star. The record reflected the popular UK touring act’s move from its birth city of Leeds to London (a.k.a. “The Big Smoke”) and featured the band moving into tackling more classic songwriting, while still maintaining their bass-heavy live dynamics.
Release Date: November 13th, 2015
“The album’s listening experience (in its entirety) is a pleasure and stands as a timely progression for reggae’s melodic subgenre, future roots music.” — Rootfire
“What’s certain is their staked claim as a major force on the British reggae scene… The Big Smoke is a well-rounded, impressive listen with much to offer the mind, the heart and the dancing feet that follow them.” — Nice Up
“Gentleman’s Dub Club has a traditional steady beat reggae and dub sound that fits right in with the Easy Star Records roster…The upbeat sounds and sunny vibes will keep you warm through the frigid winter nights…one hell of a solid listen from start to finish.” — Read Junk