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Pure Rawk: MFC Chicken "It's ... MFC Chicken Time!"

Third album from Holloway-based poultry-obsessed rock ‘n’ rollers MFC Chicken, and it’s pretty much a straight continuation of their debut, 2011’s Music For Chicken, and 2013’s Solid Gravy!  There’s a bit of ‘50s style greaser rock and a bit of ‘60s garage rock in there liberally sprinkled with some honking sax, and it’s all good fun.

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RingMaster Review: MFC Chicken "(Get Outta The) DJ Booth"

After two ridiculously infectious and excitable slabs of rock ‘n’ roll devilry posing as albums, London based MFC Chicken in their own words “figured it was time that we gave the DJs out there something to spin when out in the wilds. A full length album is great for playing at house parties but in a sleazy cellar bar with some frantic dance floor action the DJ’s gonna want a proper vinyl 45.” So that is what the band came up with, not one but two slices of MFC Chicken revelry to ignite the dance-floor, a pair of incitements which simply throw feet and emotions into a blissful frenzy.

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Rock and Roll Army: MFC Chicken "Music For Chicken"

If there is a genre that is difficult no longer be original, but just cool, that's the Rock and Roll raised in the manner of the golden 50's: The impasse of rockabilly and riffs and structures a thousand times sobados have forced separate the wheat from the chaff, ie empty style exercise groups, while not known for their originality, they do by his charm and expertise. 

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xxvii4ever: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

Solid Gravy!, MFC Chicken’s second album, continues the odd but compelling amalgam of great old-style rock and roll with chicken-themed songs that they started with 2012’s Music For Chicken. Solid Gravy! is definitely old school rock and roll with only “Dirty Little Bitch” and “Well Now” escaping the orbit of the three minute mark so that songs like “Voodoo Chicken”  jump into the room, whirl around wildly with sax in front, and jump back out again at the 1:45 mark, leaving listeners gap-mouthed and staring.

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Fungal Punk: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

A right bunch of cheeky fuckers here with an album to completely break down any critical codswallop and to bring forth a fervent fever of gushing praise from even the most hard boiled reviewer. Make no mistake about it, these squawking sonic shits are good, darn good indeed and really excite with their innuendoed sax fuelled rock that has an obsession with the thrills of fast food chomping.

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Listen With Monger: MFC Chicken "Music For Chicken"

There is a modern trend for artists to get an entire album syndicated for use on a range of advertisements (it started with Moby and now the Black Keys are taking over the world) but it's rare that a band write an entire album with this purpose in mind. However, this is exactly what MFC Chicken seem to have done with their debut offering, Music For Chicken.

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Trash City: MFC Chicken "Music For Chicken"

I first came across MFC Chicken playing in a dank pit in London last year, the place was hot, I was drunk and it sounded like I'd wandered into the Spanish Castle Ballroom in Seattle. They play the kind of loud, greasy, sax-driven white boy R&B that was heard in halls all over the northwest of America in the early 60s.

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Schwindy's indie music spotlight: MFC Chicken "Music For Chicken"

MFC Chicken's self-titled album should come with the following warning: ""These songs are ridiculously catchy. Listen to it only around people who don't mind if you dance and sing along."" How catchy is this album? Any time I listen to it, I have to listen to the whole thing at least twice.

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SoundsXP: MFC Chicken "Music For Chicken"

The story of how MFC Chicken came into being is an interesting one, if we trust the press release at least. Hot off the plane from Canada, Spencer Evoy found himself outside a fried chicken shop on Holloway Road with no cash in his pockets, so he resorted to busking with the saxophone he was carrying to raise funds to satisfy his rumbling belly.

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The RingMaster Review: MFC Chicken "Music For Chicken"

Sometimes things are just meant to be and that is the strong feeling when it comes to rock n rollers MFC Chicken and the background story to the band. It all started with the arrival of Canadian Spencer Evoy who with his trusty sax in tow moved over to the UK around a year ago. On what he called a pilgrimage to the recording studio of Joe Meek he found himself outside a fried chicken shop on Holloway Road, London. With stomach yearning for the delicacies within but pockets financially incapable to fully assist, Evoy slipped out his trusty friend - his sax you naughty people - and proceeded to busk for his supper.

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Listen with Monger: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy"

Trying to explain the phenomenon that is MFC Chicken to the uninitiated is tantamount to arguing for the need to wear to tie with a man who doesn't own a shirt. I would assert, however, that there is a great need for MFC Chicken in this world than there is for the neck tie - although I'm sure the band would disagree as they are far snappier dressers than this humble blogger. This second Long Player from the London based, multi-national group is not a far stretch from their first but then again, if ain't broke why the hell fix it? Instead, MFC Chicken have done some fine tuning and put those months of relentless gigging to good use.

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