Escape Surprise
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Escape Surprise

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We have three songs available on our website ( and we are currently recording a four song, thirty minute EP. Following that we will begin work on our debut LP, Inside the Effigy. All of our recording is self-produced.


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The "hows" and "whens" of the story of Escape Surprise are not nearly as interesting as the "whys" - so the "whys" are where we shall begin.
Why our music is what it is -
Three out of four members of Escape Surprise have training in the world of theatre, and the fourth posesses a natural dramatic flare any actor would die for! This statement in itself may not seem very telling, but when dissected it sheds light on many aspects of our creative processes and influences.
We have a very keen sense of dramatic structure, how to tell moving stories, and how to shape our songs into journeys that have many levels of experience and meaning. We view the music itself as a limitless tool for expression - and it all has to do with context. A note by itself is meaningless, only when put into the context of other notes does it begin to flesh out it's own colour. Therefore, every note, chord, rythmn, has infinite potential, depending on which context it is set into. We play with this idea of context, allowing for huge dramatic shifts in sound that - although bombastic in reality - feel seamless to the listener because they are dramatically warranted.
Our background in the theatre arts is thus an obvious influence, but by no means the only noteable one. We are lovers of music, sincere music of all kinds. The most prevelant of our musical influences are Fela Kuti, Tool, Bjork, Phillip Glass, Tori Amos, Jeff Buckely, Nina Simone, Kate Bush, Radiohead, Frank Zappa, Prince, Portishead, God Speed You Black Emperor and Led Zepplin.
The music we create is of course, at it's heart, a reflection of who we are at our most truthful. We are lucky in that we, as a group of individuals, jive very closely on a personal level. We are passionate about environmental activism, animal rights ( we are all vegan!) and anti-violence. Our music explores many themes, but we feel that forgiveness, compassion and bravery in the face of misunderstanding are at the forefront of what we want people to take from our music. We can rock, but still say something beautiful while doing it.