Robojom hit the sweet spot between sexuality and circuitry with their new single and video Monster Cookie — premiering today on Tinnitist.
Driven by lusty sex-bot aggression and viewed through a cybernetic fusion of post-punk, new wave, electro-clash and death disco, Monster Cookie — the breakout single from their January full-length Hollow Body — jacks into your hard drive, digitally manipulates your software and corrupts your system once and for all. Which is exactly what this Winnipeg sextet has always had in mind.
“If you’re someone who enjoys robots, post punk, female rage, performance art, new wave, comic books, techno, modern dance, raves, futurism… We made this band for you,” they say. “We blend it up into a darkwave aesthetic with robot and cyborg themes and characters. Our sound melds the post-apocalyptic future we imagined in the ’80s with steady, darkened grooves informed by Montreal and New York City’s late aught dance-punk scenes.”
A self-described “new wave dance-o-tron experience of raw cyborg power,” Robojom have set the scene ablaze since 2014 with their collision of custom-made music generating software, modern dance, and performance art. Robojom are Renée Vandale, Joel Klaverkamp, Nicole Froese, Alexis Flower, Ava Glendinning and Matthew Lawrence. Their ultimate goal: “To hypnotize you into submitting to the robot invasion.” I, for one, welcome our new cyborg overlords.