- 08 Mar 23
The band's third studio record, Living Isn’t Easy, arrived on June 17th last year following the 'Wellness' video release.
Belfast's Robocobra Quartet have announced a September 23rd show at Dublin's The Grand Social, alongside a Belfast date at Limelight 2.
Robocobra Quartet are an experimental and improvisational group, hailing from Northern Ireland. Their proclivity for improvisation often result in Robocobra Quartet being spoken about in the same breath as jazz, but their sound is just as informed by punk and indie rock. BBC Radio 3 called the group "free-floating musical explorers."
Their most recent record was 2022's Living Isn’t Easy - preceded by the release of their 'Wellness' video - following Music For All Occasions (2016) and Plays Hard To Get (2018).
The group is admittedly "serious about their music but humorous in their approach," including members with no formal education alongside the conservatoire trained. Their six distinct musicians swap in and out to make a touring quartet, which has taken them across Europe to Montreux Jazz Festival, Latitude Festival, and as far as Inversia Festival in the polar north of Russia.
Robocobra Quartet swaps between Chris W Ryan (Drums, Voice), Nathan Rodgers (Bass), Ryan Burrowes (Bass, Sampler, Keys), Tom Tabori (Soprano Sax, Sampler, Keys), Peter Howard (Tenor Sax, Alto Sax)and Thibault Barillon (Tenor Sax).
The band's hometown of Belfast is also critical to their sound, endowing upon the group English, Irish and broader European influences. The city's historically low rent has also allowed the band to flourish without worrying about commercial appeal.
Robocobra Quartet have received acclaim tastemakers like BBC Radio 6, and have seen comparisons to the likes of Fugazi, BadBadNotGood, Tortoise, Black Midi, Black Country, New Road, and Squid.
Tickets €18 on sale Friday, March 10th at 10am from singularartists.ie
BELFAST & DUBLIN
Join us at @LimelightNI & @TGSDublin in September for our two biggest headline shows ever!
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— Robocobra Quartet (@robocobraquartz) March 8, 2023