Escalator Haters- S/T LP. Debut full length from the Escalator Haters, from Switzerland, after a superbly snotty 10” on No Front Teeth. Escalator Haters play piercing UK 70s three chord punk that manages to be melodic yet abrasive at the same time. I’d compare them to other mid tempo punk bands like the Undertones and Protex, but they play slightly faster and a little more amped up without getting into campy Toy Dolls/Briefs territory. The vocals are melodic, yet biting and the singer sounds a little like Dave Vanian from The Damned at times. This’d snuggle up nicely shelved next to your Lurkers, Rudi and Undertones records and if that’s not a ringing endorsement, I don’t know what is. Gorgeous cover art by Marco from the Gaggers and the LP includes a full color printed insert. Import from Germany on Wanda Records.