Maverick SpetzÂ - not his real name, his real nameâ€™s Alvin (ha!) - has released two albums as Full English Breakfast Â - â€œa highly eccentric but thoroughly engaging electronic pop debut that aligns him with the Fall and Frank Zappaâ€ (Uncut) - and another as TWBL on Scratchy Records and has been compared to everyone from Yello to Frank Zappa and Stereolab. Play That Funky Music is an inspired and outlandish Year Zero reimagining of that 1970s disco classic that firmly places itself alongside The Fallâ€™s unorthodox cover of Sister Sledgeâ€™s Lost In Music â€“ but with added cuckoo clocks.
Alvin Spetz (aka That Will Be Lunch) has already been compared to the likes of The Fall, Edwyn Collins, Devo and Wire (by the Sunday Times) and with the release of the superb art-pop cover of Wild Cherryâ€™s â€˜Play That Funky Musicâ€™ heâ€™s likely to add both The Residents and (an albeit dancified) Denim to that illustrious list. Released together with B-side Discarded Things (which was presumably too weirdly contemporary to release on NMEâ€™s C86 cassette compilation), the single will be made available on 7â€™ green vinyl on Scratchy Records on Record Store Day, Saturday 29th August and then from Friday 4th September in the digiverse for download / streaming.