Surprise Chef

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Surprise Chef are Melbourne's cinematic soul journeymen, pushing moody shades of instrumental jazz-funk with a DIY mentality. The centrepiece 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, 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. Following this release, Surprise Chef signed with iconic UK label Mr Bongo, who subsequently re-issued the sought-after LP.