Comprising two saxophonists, a bass guitarist and a drummer-vocalist, Robocobra Quartet’s unmatched live performances channel-hop from moments of joy and playfulness to periods of intense fury, earning them invitations to festivals across the world including Latitude Festival (UK), Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), SXSW (USA) and Inversia Festival (RU).
Their self-produced Northern Ireland Music Prize-nominated album ‘Plays Hard To Get’ pulls you like a rag doll through its nine tracks of improvisation-soaked post-punk. Featuring oblique production nods to influences as disparate as modern classical music and 60s pop, the album track ‘Short Stretch of Day’ was recently used in the HBO documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.
“A cunning marriage of jazz, spoken word and punk” The Quietus
“Fugazi meets Mingus.” Drowned in Sound
“Exploratory pioneers.” BBC Radio 3 Late Junction