A twelve-course menu from Surprise Chef announced at Big Crown


Surprise Chef! The Australian band with the groove guarantee releases its third album. »Education & Recreation« will be out October 14, 2022 via the high quality makers of Big Crown. If you’re into the soul of old Daptone records and want to squeeze in between Khruangbin, Altın Gün and Tame Impala, Surprise Chef will serve up a twelve-course meal.

Formed in 2018, the group has released two albums via College of Knowledge Records so far, Mr. Bongo released several singles. With »Education & Recreation« the band returns to the »tyranny of distance«, as the five Aussies call their studio technique.

The drums crunch, the organ purrs

In addition, the group of four has grown into a five-piece combo wearing hipster shirts. Nevertheless, still no one stands behind the microphone. Because the mood moves into smoky basement studios anyway, the groove creeps over yellowed leather sofas and basslines arch like linoleum floors from the seventies, you don’t miss the crooning for a second. On the contrary. The drums crunch, the organ purrs – Surprise Chef lean back after work and enjoy the view.

HHV Records offers »Education & Recreation« exclusively in a Green & Cream Vinyl Edition.