Mining influence from jazz, hardcore and contemporary classical music, Robocobra Quartet sound like little else.
Originally formed at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the group operate as an expanding, contracting and ever-changing collective. A no-holds-barred approach centred on a howling drummer-vocalist and menacing saxophones takes them to festivals such as SXSW (USA), Brilliant Corners Festival of Jazz (UK) and Crossing Border (Netherlands).
Bolstered by support from the PRS Foundation and Arts Council, Robocobra Quartet’s debut 12″ LP ‘Music For All Occasions’ received accolades from the likes of The Quietus and BBC Radio 6. The group improvise not only musically but also in their conduct – engineering their own recordings and performing in venues as varied at jazz festivals, the back room of a pizza parlour in Liverpool and in-store at Rough Trade Records.
“Fugazi meets Mingus.” – Drowned in Sound
“Barely of this world.” – DIY Magazine
“Carefully crafted.” – The Quietus