01. Despite their designation as a quartet, sax-laden spoken-word hardcore outfit Robocobra Quartet call on any of fourteen members for their incendiary live excursions.
02. Having gigged on the regular since 2014, the collective have done the festival grind, including Electric Picnic and Brilliant Corners Jazz fest, as well as having released a limited lathe-cut 7″ via Smalltown America.
03. Streaming above is the band’s debut album in its entirety, Music for All Occasions, recorded in studios and venues around Belfast city.
04. Available now in various formats from their Bandcamp. Having finished the UK/NI swing of their album launch, more UK/IE dates are likely for next year.
Verdict: Dour, downtuned, swaggering post-hardcore as a framework for world-weary spoken word broadsides.
The ECM Weekender – a festival of jazz and related visuals, now that the other big jazz weekend is out of the way.
Writes Tina Darb:
We are delighted to present our second ECM weekend, having worked closely with ECM in Munich to put together the concerts and films that make up this very special celebration of a label whose contribution to Music and to Culture is vast, and whose output and excellence is prodigious and truly unique.
Launching, and going, all next weekend at the Triskel Christchurch in Cork.
Free this Sunday? Síoga are playing Sunday at 7.30pm in the Freemason’s Hall on Molesworth Street. A Touch of Blue promises to be a fun event fusing the sounds of jazz, folk and contemporary classical music in a spectacular setting.
My flat mate, Phil Evans made this awesome skating…and AWESOME music video! the description on the video say it all really….y’all enjoy now! “A bunch of friends got together and turned an abandoned old roofless room [in Bray, Co Wicklow] into something special with little know-how and a lot of graft! We invited our friend Max Zaska, a talented jazz musician, out to our bowl who took his drumsticks and his guitar and improved some really amazing songs to the skating that was happening with an industrious technique none of us have witnessed before.
Skaters in order of appearance: Rob Moss, Gibbo, Finn Merrins, Brian
Corscaden, Ciaran Hughes, Gav Coughlan, Shane Wheelan, Rich Gilligan, John Dillon, Patrick Bateman and Sherbert Dipdab.