Surprise Chef

Surprise Chef are Melbournes cinematic soul journeymen, pushing moody shades of instrumental jazz-funk with a DIY mentality. The centerpiece of the College Of Knowledge Records roster, Surprise Chef’s output reflects a meticulous education of 1970’s soul, touching on the legacies of composer/producers David Axelrod & Isaac Hayes, with cues also taken from the catalogues of Daptone and Truth & Soul. Their debut LP All News Is Good News, released on College Of Knowledge in November 2019 and will be released worldwide via Mr. Bongo in the Spring 2020. The LP slipped rapidly into the collective consciousness of underground music lovers around the world, with the first pressing selling out worldwide within a week of its release...
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Surprise Chef are Melbournes cinematic soul journeymen, pushing moody shades of instrumental jazz-funk with a DIY mentality.
The centerpiece of the College Of Knowledge Records roster, Surprise Chef’s output reflects a meticulous education of 1970’s soul, touching on the legacies of composer/producers David Axelrod & Isaac Hayes, with cues also taken from the catalogues of Daptone and Truth & Soul.

Their debut LP All News Is Good News, released on College Of Knowledge in November 2019 and will be released worldwide via Mr. Bongo in the Spring 2020.
The LP slipped rapidly into the collective consciousness of underground music lovers around the world, with the first pressing selling out worldwide within a week of its release.

Surprise Chef’s live show is an odyssey through dark landscapes of analogue synth-laden funk and left-field library music-esque scenes; a flowing, linear puzzle of vivid minor-key expressions.'

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