Living Isn’t Easy

Robocobra Quartet

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Genre-defying new album from Northern Ireland collective Robocobra Quartet, fusing the edgy angst of Black Flag and the leftfield muse of jazz improvisation.

“Fugazi meets Mingus.” – Drowned in Sound

A seismic coming-of-age reflecting Belfast’s non-conformist rise as a
creative hub.

“Exploratory pioneers.” – BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

Toying with modern post-internet realism for a new generation, grasping at all that was cool in Beatnik jazz and throwing it against the post punk axiom.

“A cunning marriage of jazz, spoken word and punk” – The Quietus

Includes the singles ‘Wellness’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Chromo Sud’ and ‘Plant(The Succulent Blues)’.

‘Living Isn’t Easy’ is the culmination of Robocobra Quartet’s dynamic evolution.
Improvisation and experimentation are at the core of Robocobra Quartet’s DNA, almost intentionally at odds with their roots as a post- punk band. Including members with no musical training alongside European music conservatoire innovators, the result is a groove- driven but cerebral blast, invoking the likes of Fugazi, Talking Heads and contemporaries such as Squid and Black Country, New Road.

The eclectic free nature of their live shows allows them to channel- hop from moments of joy and playfulness to periods of intense fury, creating a unique sound that has earned them invitations to Montreux Jazz Festival, Latitude and as far out as the Inversia Festival in the polar north of Russia.


Flew Close
Micro Person
Chromo Sud
Plant (The Succulent Blues)
Kilmore Close