A sonic triangle of electrified polyrhythms, spaced-out synth jams and off-kilter beats.
‘Staggering’ – Clash Magazine
‘Fabulous…an alt rock muscular gentle giant’ BBC 6 Music
‘A stunning debut’ – The Afterword
Formed of keyboardist Dan Nicholls (Squarepusher and Matthew Herbert), drummer Joshua Blackmore (Troyka) and guitar and synth man Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers, Heritage Orchestra), this band has created a sound that eschews genre and feels free from time-stamps.
They are an intensely high-octane group that fire off frantic tempos and intricate complexities, yet they also retain an accessibility through fluid grooves and an engaging sense of melodic intuition.
Conjuring big beats and a vast array of sonic possibilities, Strobes flickers effortlessly between the worlds of electro-improv, minimalist polyrhythm, Afrocentric grooves and distinctively original hooks.
Built from collective composition, studio production, live sampling and improv jams, the music ranges from fiery, exhilarating odd-tempo loops, to polyphonic synth soundscapes and ‘beats that make loose clothing shimmer and earings rattle’ (TheArtsDesk).
Dan Nicholls – keyboards / electronics
Matt Calvert – guitar / electronics
Joshua Blackmore – electric and acoustic drums