Stream: Robocobra Quartet – Correct


There was a while there that the would-be implication that we were receiving some sort of financial injection from Belfast’s Robocobra Quartet to regularly fly the flag of their sonic wares wouldn’t have been entirely without reasoning.  After all, a quick search on TTA reveals that we have shared news specifically about the Chris Ryan-fronted project at least a dozen times in the space of a year. Frankly, normally, that kind of thing would border on – if not positively encroach – overkill, were they not such a consistently intriguing proposition.

As we bide our time for their long-awaited cheque to clear (disclaimer: we jest), the band are back with their latest – and potentially greatest – single effort to date in the form of ‘Correct’. With its strutting, shifty solipsism, interlacing bass-and-sax sway and Ryan’s quasi-Dadaist lyrical exegesis, it makes for an all-too short three minutes suggesting potentially masterful things for their forthcoming debut album, Music For All Occasions (self-released via Abbreviated Records on November 18; artwork above).

Yet to catch RQ live? Yet no more:

Dublin, Bello Bar – 14 October
Dundalk, Macmanus – 29
Glasgow, Bar Bloc – 8 November
Durham, Empty Shop – 9
Manchester, Castle Hotel – 10
Cardiff, Full Moon – 11
Bristol, Mother’s Ruin – 13
London, Rough Trade East – 14
London, Old Blue Last – 15
Nottingham, Rough Trade – 16
Belfast, Redeemer Central – 18
Derry, Smalltown America – 19

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