From The Hip

by The Escalators

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Recorded live in the studio on the East Coast of Australia.

Weighing in at 7 tracks, “From The Hip” sees The Escalators craft 5 original compositions that honour their swing, soul & reggae roots, and pay their respects on 2 jazz standards.

The studio philosophy was simple: capture the energy, & record live with minimal cosmetic surgery. The result breathes & sounds fresh to the last beat; the listener is in the room with the band.

Production is by the best ears in the business: Syd Green (South Coast) & Paul Pilsneniks (Byron Bay), funded by an Escape ARTfest grant & with money saved by cruising the van downhill in neutral while on tour.

Expect to be romanced by a sophisticated allure, & compelled to dance to the irresistible rhythms that are the cornerstones of The Escalators’ charm.

The gorgeous tone of Jenny Blunden's voice embraces you & steals your heart. Lachlan Mackenzie’s guitar, all harmony & texture, is draped over a rhythmic framework rich in interplay between Bradley Parson's upright bass & the drum kit captained by Hayden Moore.


released February 1, 2016

All tracks mixed by Paul Pilsneniks
Tracks 3,4 & 5 recorded by Paul Pilsneniks in Byron bay.
Tracks 1, 2, 6 & 7 recorded by Syd Green in Nowra.



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The Escalators NSW, Australia

The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing,
the grooves of Detroit,
the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica,
& the funk of New Orleans.

Breathing new life into great songs of the 20th Century, and crafting original compositions that honour their jazz, soul & reggae roots, The Escalators infuse it all with fresh sea breezes from their South Coast (NSW) home.
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