PHAT FRED: Apple Pie b/w Chocolate Cake (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

Phat Fred? Blimey – last time I heard from them it was their Record Kicks 7″ double-header with Poets of Rhythm more than a decade ago. Despite this Rip Van Funkle act, something’s galvanised them into action recently and you better be hungry because they are providing soul food. A-side Apple Pie delivers JB-ish rhythmic flavours along with rhythm guitar, organ licks and the exhortation to “Try – [their] – / sweet, apple pie.” So far so good, but it’s B-side Chocolate Cake that’s king here. King Curtis in fact, since it sho nuff contains four tablespoons of boiling Memphis guitars, a little pinch of organ, and a half a pint of sax. Rocafort does it again!
(Out now on Rocafort Records)