Belfast, County Antrim
Mining influence from jazz, hardcore punk 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 Electric Picnic, SXSW & Brilliant Corners Festival of Jazz and has seen them support Melt Yourself Down (UK), Girl Band (IRE), El Ten Eleven (USA) and Get The Blessing (UK).
Bolstered by support from the PRS Foundation, Robocobra Quartet's debut on 12" LP 'Music For All Occasions' has received accolades by the likes of The Quietus and BBC Radio 6. In support of the release, the group have toured throughout the UK & Ireland including appearances at jazz festivals, the back room of a pizza parlour in Liverpool and an in-store performance at Rough Trade Records.
"Fugazi meets Mingus." - Drowned in Sound
"Barely of this world." - DIY Magazine