Mining influence from jazz, hardcore punk and contemporary classical music, Robocobra Quartet sound like little else.
With an expanding, contracting and ever-changing line-up, the group began performing live in 2014 after studying at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Since then, their no holds barred approach – centred on a howling drummer-vocalist and offset by menacing saxophones – has garnered the group a reputation as a must-see live act.
Robocobra Quartet’s brew of spoken vocals, effects-laden bass, and raw improvisation has taken them to festivals such as Electric Picnic & Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival supporting the release of a limited run lathe-cut 7″ on Smalltown America Records.
Bolstered by support from BBC Radio 6 and the PRS Foundation, 2016 has seen the band perform throughout the UK, Ireland & Europe whilst conducting recording sessions in studios and concert halls around Belfast. This culminates in the release of a 12″ LP titled ‘Music For All Occasions’, out November 18th 2016.
“A four piece that sound like no other.” – State.ie
“A decidedly forward-thinking force to be reckoned with.” – The Thin Air
“A sprawling sound that takes in jazz, post-hardcore & classical music” – Loud & Quiet