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Ro-robot was formed in 1997 by Hugo (bass guitar) and Marc (singer and lead guitar), who had already played together in various other bands. Colin joined them on drums, and the music they produced was in the great post-punk tradition - short, edgy and threatening. Their style, particularly the vocals, soon led to comparisons with Wire and Joy Division. "Mannequin" was released on cassette in 1997 and was given good reviews by, for example, the magazine "Opscene", which also used a track from the cassette on one of their compilation albums.
Ro-robot carried on in the same vein with their mini cd "Land". The band's sound was described as "typical new-wave", and they were starting to build up quite a reputation for their live performances.
The album, "Panorama", was recorded in 2002, after which Nick joined the band as keyboard player to continue producing the more atmospheric influences which had entered their music.
Thanks to growing interest in "80s" sound, VPRO in its programme "3voor12", brought Ro-robot to the attention of a wider audience, including Ard Boer of Rara records (formerly Silent Minority Records).
The EP "Unequal" is being released by this label in August 2005, with the video of "Push Me Along" as bonus track. Ro-robot has developed during the last eight years into an energetic live band. In 2004, they played mostly in Germany, but in 2005 they will again be making regular appearances in Dutch venues.
Check out www.ro-robot.com for tour dates and further information.