Hectic Zebra

by Headphones Jones

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'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.


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.


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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

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