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Upcoming shows: Amber Arcades... Haley Bonar... Emanuel and The Fear... Merchandise... The Wave Pictures... Alabaster DePlume... The Lovely Eggs... Will Varley... Avec Sans... Robocobra Quartet... Robert Chaney... Kristin Hersh... Ryley Walker... BC Camplight... Robert Ellis... Steve Gunn... Rachael Yamagata... Living Body... Man & The Echo... Weyes Blood... Jesca Hoop... Hannah Lou Clark... Beans on Toast... Whyte Horses... Animal Noise... The Burning Hell... Theme Park... Andy Shauf... The Handsome Family... Haley Bonar...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 10 November 2016
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to working with Robocobra Quartet for the first time!


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

With an expanding, contracting and ever-changing line-up, the group began performing live in 2014 after 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 and Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival, supporting the release of a limited run lathe-cut 7″ on Smalltown America Records.

Bolstered by support from BBC 6 Music and the PRS Foundation, 2016 has seen the band perform throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe while conducting recording sessions in studios and concert halls around Belfast. This culminates in the release of a 12-inch LP entitled Music For All Occasions, out 18 November 2016.

‘A four piece that sound like no other’ – State.ie

‘Robocobra Quartet are something extraordinary: a band who may be truly unique’ – Amazing Radio

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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