IT’S BEEN SIX YEARS since Spencer Evoy arrived in London and convened a group of frantic, hungry musicians on top of a dirty Holloway Road chicken shack to take part in a sacred mission to bring Pacific Northwest style rock’n’roll to the British public. In that time, MFC Chicken have unleashed two LPs, three singles and whole lot of mayhem on thrilled and unsuspecting audiences across Europe and beyond. The poultry-loving group have made a name for themselves, becoming one of the hottest garage rock’n’roll acts in the UK, and have thrilled sweaty crowds all across Europe with with their own red hot take on what’s been described as ‘the music the Sonics were listening to’. As one reviewer wrote, the band features ‘sax so oily it should be scooped up, whacked on yer barnet and fashioned into a DA’.
After spending a good year or more honing their set and finding out which songs make the girls dance (i.e. all of them!), their debut album Music for Chicken cemented the globe-spanning gang as the finest purveyors of this style of rockin’ and rollin’ rhythm’n’blues in the land. Next came the even-better sophomore album Solid Gravy! in 2014 . (One reviewer said, ‘This is the first record that I’ve heard this year that does strange things to my internal organs!’), and now the chicken loving public can brace themselves for the third, even more thrilling long player, because once again It’s…MFC Chicken Time!
This time around the boys have once more made sure to capture the raw live sound that has driven audiences wild time and time again. They’ve chosen tracks that get folks twistin’, stompin’ and shoutin’ and laid them down to tape with plenty of their special seasoning. It’s guaranteed to get any public, private or personal party cookin’.
So do you love dancing but hate contemporary music? Are you desperate to hear garage rock’n’roll really taken back to its roots? If so, then you most definitely ready for that indescribable, unstoppable Chicken sound: the latest and greatest item on the rock’n’roll dance menu.
MFC Chicken are currently in huge demand for their entertaining and fun live appearances so keep an eye open – there’ll be a gig taking place near you very, very soon. Soon for London people being their album launch on Saturday 24 October at the Silver Bullet, Finsbury Park.