Hectic Zebra

by Headphones Jones

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $8 AUD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a vibrant full colour digicase with a matt finish
    Printed by Implant Media
    Artwork by SASSABY

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hectic Zebra via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days

      $10 AUD or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    This tee features Hectic Zebra artwork on white Sportage cotton tees. Wear it down the street, to a gig, or trekking in the jungle. Unisex sizing from XS to XL.

    This is the second edition run of tees with improved colour!

    Modelled by the fabulous Delta Williams.
    ships out within 7 days

      $25 AUD or more 

     

1.
Snackfruit 06:30
2.
Gym Junkie 04:23
LYRICS: Said you'd be home later You said you'd be home late Well you've been out with your new friends But why you gotta make me wait Ooh, you said you'd never let me go you'd never let me go, oh no Well maybe that's your problem there's something you gotta know Johnny you're running out of time Running out of time Johnny you're running out of time Johnny you're running You're running out of time You're running out of time Gimme your attention Gimme all of your attention Johnny listen up, listen up good I used to be the only one, Now you've got a new obsession Johnny listen up, listen up good You can't keep taking me for granted You can't keep taking me for granted, oh no You gotta put in or I'm out Out You gotta leave with me no doubt In my mind That I am more than just your prize Johnny you've got to work it out Johnny just work it out Johnny you've got to work it out Johnny you gotta Gotta work it out Gotta work it out, oh yeah Heyyyy, uh ah ah Way-ah-wah, ah ah Oh eh eh eh Just work it out Ohhhhh oooooo woah oh wa aye ah Won't you work it out Ah ah ah aye ai Baby, baby, baby You're running out of time Just give a damn Just give a damn
3.
Teach Me 04:22
LYRICS: Don't like your style Don't like your smile You can fool everyone But believe me I see the scales you're hiding So many words are spoken Yet I'm still yet a little unbroken Let the rain wash down my back And pull the dagger from my side Cause if you want to teach me, well You can't just preach to me Can you, honey And if you want to learn me, well Strip it back and let your hands burn me Quit playing dumb You got the man under your thumb It's your word against my word There's no way that I can compete You're so patronising I shouldn't find it so surprising The way that you keep landing on your feet Cause if you want to teach me, well You can't just preach to me Can you, honey And if you want to learn me, well Strip it back and let your hands burn me You've done it once You've done it twice And you'll do it all again I hope one day you'll wake up and wonder why you're lying next to him And all your insecurities make it so hard For anyone to please you I guess I should've laid down on my back Instead of trying to deceive you But if you want to teach me No you can't just preach it to me can you baby And if you want to learn me right, If you want to learn me, right Ooh my teacher won't you teach it to me, Teach it to me Teach it to me Preacher don't you preach it to me Preach it to me Preach it to me Baby If you want to learn me, right Right Teacher, teach me Teacher, teach me, Teacher, teach me, Teacher, teach me, Teacher, teach me, Teacher, teach me, Teacher, teach me, Quit playing with my head
4.
Hectic Zebra 04:57
5.
LYRICS: Said you'd be home later You said you'd be home late Well you've been out with your new friends But why you gotta make me wait Ooh, you said you'd never let me go you'd never let me go, oh no Well maybe that's your problem there's something you gotta know Johnny you're running out of time Running out of time Johnny you're running out of time Johnny you're running You're running out of time You're running out of time Gimme your attention Gimme all of your attention Johnny listen up, listen up good I used to be the only one, Now you've got a new obsession Johnny listen up, listen up good You can't keep taking me for granted You can't keep taking me for granted, oh no You gotta put in or I'm out Out You gotta leave with me no doubt In my mind That I am more than just your prize Johnny you've got to work it out Johnny just work it out Johnny you've got to work it out Johnny you gotta Gotta work it out Gotta work it out, oh yeah Heyyyy, uh ah ah Way-ah-wah, ah ah Oh eh eh eh Just work it out Ohhhhh oooooo woah oh wa aye ah Won't you work it out Ah ah ah aye ai Baby, baby, baby You're running out of time Just give a damn Just give a damn

about

'Hectic Zebra' is a four-track exploration through Funk, Soul, Afrobeat and Latin music, featuring big horns, driving rhythms and punchy vocals. The EP was collaboratively written by the band and includes two instrumental and two vocal tracks.

credits

released December 14, 2018

Mel Taylor – Vocals, Percussion
Will Larsen – Alto Sax
Tom Benson – Tenor Sax
Aidan Hodge – Baritone Sax
Ed Farrar – Trumpet
Josh Antmann – Guitar
Dan Tynan – Keyboard
Aaron Sokolic – Bass
Max Atkins – Drums
Sam Osborn Rassaby – Percussion

Carlos Meza – Guacharaca on Snackfruit

Liam Seymour as 'Johnny' on Gym Junkie
Maddy Kelly as 'Message Bank Lady' on Gym Junkie

All tracks written & produced by Headphones Jones
Assistant Producer - Philip Setton

Recorded and mixed by Niko Schäuble at Pughouse Studios

Additional recording and mastering by
Sam Osborn Rassaby at Sassaby Studios
& Field recordings in Havana, Cuba

Artwork by Sassaby

The band would like to thank our partners, friends and families who have supported us along the way, whether it be coming to our shows, hosting rehearsals, or providing ongoing encouragement – thank you!

Also thanks to:
Nathan Camilleri, Harrison Wade, Boaz Burns, Javier Fredes, Bryce Padovan & Jacinto, Emilio and Changuito in Cuba.

We would like to acknowledge that this EP was made on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Headphones Jones Melbourne, Australia

Funk explorers with a mysterious past, Headphones Jones serve up tasty grooves with a blend of afrobeat and afro-latin flavours to create infectious energy and a sweaty dance floor. Watch out for big horns, driving rhythms and punchy vocals. Pack your suitcase for adventure. Dress loud, dance hard. ... more

contact / help

Contact Headphones Jones

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Headphones Jones recommends:

If you like Headphones Jones, you may also like: