Hailing from just outside of Melbourne, Australia, Surprise Chef’s first two albums, ‘All News Is Good News’ and ‘Daylight Savings’ amassed a die-hard fanbase and brought their sound to every corner of the globe. Their music is based on evoking mood: their vivid arrangements utilize time and space to build soundscapes that invite the listener into their world. The quintet, consisting of Lachlan Stuckey, Jethro Curtin, Carl Lindeberg, Andrew Congues, and Hudson Whitlock, pull their distinct sound from 70’s film scores, the funkier side of jazz, and the samples that form the foundation of hip hop. They push the boundaries of instrumental soul and funk inspired by the ‘tyranny of distance’ giving a unique perspective to their music.
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