Robocobra Quartet, Leatherhead
Thursday, September 22, 19:30
Bad Vibrations welcomes the brilliant Robocobra Quartet back to London and this time they play The Lexington on 22nd September 2022.
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 which flirt with choral groups and string sections - almost intentionally at odds with their ostensible roots as a post-punk band.
On stage, the band are protons and electrons circling drummer-vocalist Chris W Ryan; meticulous arrangements and on-the-spot improvisations hang on every word spoken, sung and shouted by Ryan. These words and rhythms are what propel the music of Robocobra Quartet forward (or upside-down if the mood is right) and concoct a sound that is groove-driven but cerebral too, invoking the likes of Fugazi, Talking Heads and contemporaries such as Squid and Black Country, New Road.
"A cunning marriage of jazz, spoken word and punk" - The Quietus
"Exploratory pioneers." - BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
Support comes from Glasgow based sibling duo comfort and London's Leather.head.
The Lexington is an 18+ venue - please bring ID!