Robocobra Quartet | Future Yard

We’re thrilled to be hosting the improvised post-punk outfit Robocobra Quartet to our stage on 20th September. Straying away from the use of guitars, the group instead concoct their unique sound out of saxophones, samplers, keyboards and sound effects swirling around the melodic basslines and powerful drum rhythms which prop up the core of each of their songs. On top of this music sits a single vocal from behind the drum kit amid a fury of rhythm, sometimes marrying perfectly with the pulse of the drums and occasionally at complete odds with it. It’s one you’ll have to see to believe.
Tickets on sale Friday 22nd April.

Experimentation and improvisation is certainly at the core of Robocobra Quartet, whether it be in the fluid line-up (six musicians tagging in and out to make up the live touring quartet) or in their unique self-produced records made in their hometown of Belfast. These juxtapositions are just the beginning of the complex world of Robocobra Quartet – a band serious about their music but humorous in their approach, including members with no musical training alongside members with music conservatoire pedigree. The result is a collective of musicians inspired by Stravinsky and Black Flag in equal measures.

The free nature of the band’s live shows led to them being embraced early on by jazz fanatics just as much as rock fans – once finding themselves in Europe touring a jazz club one night, a house show the next and a pop festival the night after that. These unmatched live performances often channel-hop from moments of joy and playfulness to periods of intense fury, earning the band invitations to Montreux Jazz Festival, Latitude Festival and as far as Inversia Festival in the polar north of Russia whilst receiving acclaim from the likes of The Quietus, Jazzwise and BBC Radio 6.

Their new album ‘Living Isn’t Easy’ is out on 17th June.

Robocobra Quartet
" A cunning mix of jazz, spoken word and punk" - The Quietus

Future Yard presents
Robocobra Quartet
Tuesday 20th September
Doors 7pm
75 Argyle Street