The Basement Jazz Club: Robocobra Quartet and Slow Loris

Originally formed at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Robocobra Quartet operate as an expanding, contracting and ever-changing collective. A no-holds-barred approach centred on a howling drummer-vocalist and menacing saxophones has taken them to festivals such as SXSW (USA), Brilliant Corners Festival of Jazz (UK) and Into The Great Wide Open (Netherlands).

Bolstered by support from the PRS Foundation and Arts Council, Robocobra Quartet’s debut 12″ LP Music For All Occasions received accolades from the likes of The Quietus and BBC Radio 6. The group improvise not only musically but also in their conduct – engineering their own recordings and performing in venues as varied as jazz festivals, the back room of a pizza parlour and in-store at Rough Trade Records.

Slow Loris are a small nocturnal mammal – they have a toxic bite, a rare trait among mammals and unique to the lorisid primates.
In their own words, their music describes this and features elements of jazz, electronic music, and metal.

Both acts play at the Basement Jazz Club on Monday 4th June. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are £5 in advance, or £7 on the door.

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