Robocobra Quartet

Mar 16, 2017

12:00am – 12:40am CT

BD Riley's

This performance is part of the showcase that starts on Wednesday, March 15at BD Riley's


Mining influence from jazz, hardcore punk and contemporary classical music, Robocobra Quartet sound like little else.

As an expanding, contracting and ever-changing collective, the group began performing live in 2014 whilst 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 Festival of Jazz and seen billing alongside acts such as Melt Yourself Down (UK), Girl Band (IRE), El Ten Eleven (USA) and Get The Blessing (UK).

Bolstered by support from BBC Radio 6 and the PRS Foundation, this year has seen the band perform throughout the UK, Ireland & Europe whilst conducting recording sessions in studios and concert halls around their native Belfast, culminating in the debut 12" LP 'Music For All Occasions'.

"Barely of this world." - DIY Magazine

"A sprawling sound that takes in jazz, post-hardcore and classical music." - Loud & Quiet

"Fugazi meets Mingus." - Drowned in Sound

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Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Secondary Access
Music Festival Wristband
Artist Wristband
Film Badge
Interactive Badge
Belfast, UK-N. IRELAND
Avant / Experimental