20th November 2023 - 7:00 pm
The Deaf Institute


Monday 20th November 2023

“A cunning marriage of jazz, spoken word and punk” – The Quietus Free-floating musical explorers” – Hannah Peel, BBC Radio 3 “Fugazi meets Mingus.” – Drowned in Sound

Improvisation and experimentation is at the core of Robocobra Quartet’s DNA, whether it be in the fluidity of their line-up (six musicians tagging in and out to make up the live touring quartet) or in their unique self-produced records.

This is just 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 Igor Stravinsky and Dead Kennedys in equal measure. 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, Glastonbury and as far as Inversia Festival in the arctic Circle whilst receiving acclaim from the likes of The Quietus, MOJO,


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