Surprise Chef are Melbourne’s cinematic soul journeymen, pushing moody shades of instrumental jazz-funk with a DIY mentality. Surprise Chef’s output reflects a meticulous education of 1970’s soul, touching on the legacies of composer/​producers David Axelrod and Isaac Hayes, with cues also taken from the catalogues of Daptone and Truth & Soul. 

Their debut LP All News Is Good News (2019) slipped rapidly into the collective consciousness of underground music lovers around the world. Their single Velodrome”, released in last March, confirmed once again their music prowess as well as their ear for restraint.

For fans of: 

El Michels Affair, Midlife, Kit Sebastian

Surprise Chef — Where’s The Cream (Live at the